Having visited he Geoff Reed Table Tennis Centre last month I could sense how welcoming the people within the hall were, from the youngsters to the more experienced players.
Now, thanks to a three year sponsorship deal with Altair Partners more people can try the sport, all for FREE.
In a statement the Table Tennis Association said ‘Table Tennis in Jersey has received a boost from a new three year sponsorship deal agreed with Altair Partners, which will enable the Jersey Table Tennis Association (JTTA) to provide free table tennis lessons to school children and to build a strategy to raise awareness of the sport to a wide range of school children.’
This deal runs for three years, with three free lessons a week during term time, with these being on Monday and Thursday 4pm-5pm, and on Saturday from 12-15pm – 1:15pm.
The statement continued ‘This busy schedule will also allow the JTTA to hold regular school competitions throughout the year. The JTTA will also aim to hold an Altair Open Table Tennis Day for adults, juniors and families, as part of its drive to open the sport up to as many people as possible.’
Paul Routier of the Jersey Table Tennis Association said, “We are thrilled to have
received this endorsement from an institution of the calibre of Altair Partners. Altair
has an excellent reputation on the Island for supporting local sport and other
‘Our intention is to focus on increasing junior numbers, getting students to master the basic techniques and, most importantly, enjoy the sport. We have a great record of nurturing talent on the Island and this sponsorship will enable us to develop the next generation of talented players.’
Nick Taylor of Altair Partners commented, “We are very pleased to announce this
partnership with the Jersey Table Tennis Association to sponsor the Altair Junior
Table Tennis Academy. Jersey table tennis has an established history of
encouraging people of all ages and abilities to take up and enjoy the sport. We look
forward to assisting the Academy in attracting the next generation of table tennis
players in Jersey, in addition to developing the current elite juniors on the island.
It is a brilliant opportunity for people of all ages to try a new sport, and as a result a chance for all to do some sport and stay active, whilst meeting the brilliant people who ae the life and soul of Jersey Table Tennis.
If you are interested in taking part in this free table tennis initiative, please feel free to