Highfields

Table tennis serves up fun and giggles

Table tennis serves up fun and giggles

THREE TABLE TENNIS TABLES ARE SERVING UP FRIENDLY COMPETITION AND A WHOLE LOT OF LAUGHS EVERY WEDNESDAY AT GEMLIFE HIGHFIELDS.

Player Greg Sanderson said on Wednesdays from 8:30am and 11am, three tables are set up on the dance floor of the Country Club for a fun-filled morning with more than 30 homeowners playing.

“The best thing about table tennis is the great group of people we’ve got playing it,” he said.

“We’re all average Joes like me and we get on so well – the blokes and the girls. We mostly play mixed doubles and as far as competition is concerned it’s more ‘hit and giggle’.

“The people are what holds our group together.

It’s a lot of fun, and we celebrate birthdays with a cake every now and then, and like to rubbish each other. It’s a real sledging match some days,” he laughed.

Various volunteers are appointed as coordinators, with Heather Green and Di Smith currently in charge.

“They give us all instructions, which we take on board and keep doing what we want to do!”

Greg said the event was mostly incident-free but recalled a tumble about 12 months ago.

“I lost my balance taking a shot and was on the ground. I opened my eyes and there were all these women looking down on me and I thought I was in heaven. One of them kicked me and said, ‘you’re alright, get up’, and I did as I was told! I was fine.”

Any homeowners keen to join the table tennis are welcome to pop in on Wednesdays, and the group will make you feel welcome.

If table tennis isn’t your thing though, there are plenty of other activity and hobby groups organised by residents including mahjong, snooker, woodwork, Thai Chi, indoor and outdoor bowls, or perhaps you could try your skill on the golf simulator.

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DATE: Saturday, 10 August 2024
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