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East Kilbride Shopping Centre to play host to table tennis pop-up

Plans for a ping-pong pop-up to get extra folks taking part in desk tennis have been introduced after an East Kilbride membership struck a partnership with the game’s governing physique.

East Kilbride Desk Tennis Membership are working with Desk Tennis Scotland to deliver an attraction to Centre West within the city centre, both later this month or in early April.

A ‘Pop In & Play’ desk tennis venue will run within the city’s buying centre 5 days every week.

The venue will probably be supervised by native volunteers to supply buying centre prospects the prospect to choose up a bat and play free of charge between 11am and 1pm Monday to Friday.

If the demand is there and organisers can entice a adequate variety of volunteers, there are plans to develop the providing to cowl extra hours and days.

EK Desk Tennis Membership are additionally in dialog with a number of community-based organisations to grasp how the ability can be utilized to supply classes and occasions tailor-made to fulfill the wants of the folks served by these teams.

Chair and coach of East Kilbride Desk Tennis Membership, Brendan Faulds, has revealed the venture has been years within the making and may’t wait to serve up the free classes.

He mentioned: “That is the fruits of over 4 years work and focus, which was severely impacted by the pandemic, and we’re delighted to have gotten this over the road.

East Kilbride Purchasing Centre (Picture: Every day Document)

“The membership has been an lively a part of the East Kilbride sporting panorama for over 45 years, nurturing junior gamers and producing some high Scottish expertise throughout that interval.

“This venue offers us the chance to assist the group in a much wider sense in addition to encouraging folks to return to the game or to take it up for the primary time.

“We need to thank East Kilbride Purchasing Centre for his or her assist in serving to us obtain this milestone and to Sporting Recollections Scotland who’re serving to us form our providing for them and for different group teams, to assist them use the venue to realize their goals and maximise their profit from it”.

The official opening date will probably be introduced within the subsequent couple of weeks.

If anybody want to assist the initiative as a sponsor or volunteer, please contact the membership by way of their web site www.ektabletennis.com/contact for extra data.

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