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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 Schools Table Tennis Event

Lothian Schools Table Tennis Event

Bathgate Academy will play host to the first disability table tennis event on Wednesday 20th May, open to all school aged young people from the Lothian region with a physical, learning or sensory impairment.  Table Tennis was included in the Paralympic Games in London and Scotland possess a player with enormous potential in the sport - Martin Perry.

The event was included in the Lothian Disability Sport school calendar of events for the first time this year and will be delivered as a partnership event by West Lothian and Murrayfield Table Tennis Clubs, while be supported by West Lothian Active Schools. 

The success of the sport at the previous two Paralympic Experience Events encouraged the inclusion of a sport specific event within the calendar and hopefully this interest will become more established as a result.  The clubs supported the event are currently operating inclusively and have players with a disability actively attending - if you would like more information on these clubs then please contact Neal Herbert on 0131 475 2364 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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