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Lothian Schools Inaugural Table Tennis Event a Smashing Success

Lothian Schools Inaugural Table Tennis Event a Smashing Success

The Royal High School in Edinburgh welcomed young people from around the Lothian region to participate in the first ever Table Tennis specific event held as part of the School Calendar of Events.

The day saw around 40 players of all ages and abilities experience a range of fun skill stations, allowing them to practice a whole variety of shots and techniques.  Experienced coaches from Murrayfield and Haddington TT Clubs were supported by ex National Head Coach David Fairholm and were on hand to provide guidance and support to the young people from Prospect Bank PS, Kaimes, Woodlands (all Edinburgh), Cedarbank (West Lothian) and Spark of Genius (East Lothian). 

Murrayfield TT Lead Coach, Lindsay Muir highlighted, ‘it’s fantastic to see so many young people having fun whilst playing Table Tennis and we would encourage anyone keen to play on a more regular basis to access the club’.  Murayfield TT Club are fully inclusive and welcome players of all ages with a physical, sensory or learning impairment to their club training sessions on a Monday evening (6.00pm – 7.30pm) at The Royal High School.

The event was an excellent piece of partnership work between Lothian Disability Sport, Edinburgh Active Schools, the Edinburgh Racquets Development Officer & Coaches, senior pupils from The Royal HS in addition to a whole range of volunteers.  This support, coupled with the input from the club coaches made the event a success for the young people and hopefully encouraged some to take up the activity on a more regular basis.  We all look forward to seeing everyone next year!

If you are interested in Table Tennis, please contact Neal Herbert on 0131 475 2364 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please click here for the Murrayfield TT Club Flyer.

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Lothian Disability Badminton Club Making History!

Lothian Disability Badminton Club Making History!

Wednesday 21st October 2015 – Meadowbank Sports Centre

Lothian Disability Badminton Club (LDBC) smashed their way through history as they competed at the first Lothian League fixture of the season, creating a memorable night for all involved with the club. This is the first time LDBC have entered into the league, pioneering as the only disability badminton club to ever play in this mainstream competition.

The club players have never experienced a team event in a mainstream environment before now, therefore proving a big night for the boys but ultimately a fantastic showcase for the club and disability sport.

The 1st fixture saw LDBC v R(D)SVSVets, where team LDBC came out on top, winning convincingly 13 games to 5.   The chosen team for this match consisted of Bobby Laing, Colin Leslie, David Purdie, Adam Linton Main, Jamie Munro and Captain Alan Oliver – whose support and encouragement for the team was invaluable.

The league fixture saw our men’s team of 6 being divided into three pairings: Leslie with Purdie, Linton Main with Munroe and Oliver with Laing. Each pairing played 3 doubles matches on the night with two of pairings bringing home maximum points.

Massive congratulations to the team on the night and the club as a whole.  LDBC continue to break new ground across disability badminton & sport in the Lothian region and continue to introduce new dimensions to the club.

LDBC have 4 fixtures to play later on in the year and into 2016 – keep up the hard work guys and I’m sure the club will continue to grow in stature.

Emma Foley

Lothian Disability Badminton Club

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National Disability Judo Session

National Disability Judo Session

Disability flyer Feb 15

 

With 2014 ending on a high, JudoScotland would like to invite you to the first National Disability Judo Session of 2015.  The session is open to all athletes with a physical, sensory or learning disability and are beneficial for both experienced athletes and newer athletes who may be wishing to give judo a try.

 
We believe judo offers something for everyone and each participant’s motivation to attend the national sessions may indeed differ; to get fit and healthy, to meet new friends or to learn new skills.  Whatever the reason, our coaches aim to make the sessions as enjoyable as possible whilst helping to build self-confidence, promote self-discipline and improve fitness & physical literacy.
 
JudoScotland asks all club coaches, players and partners to share this information with all concerned; please help spread the word of #JudoInclusion
 
If you would like to discuss further, please contact Stephen Somerville by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 07595 710470; alternatively, please call the Development Team on 0131 333 2981.

 

Addiotionally, please see the information below relating to a local opportunity in the sport.  This session will run weekly at Forrester & St Augustine Community Sports HUB, from 6-7pm.  

The session is open to athletes with a physical, learning disability or sensory impairment from 8 years and above.  All ability levels are welcome.

Details of Forrester HUB Inclusive Judo sessions.

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