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College students think table tennis is ace
Updated 12:59pm Monday 17th March 2014 in By Mark Tallentire, Reporter (Durham)
SPORTS fans have fallen in love with a new club.
A new table tennis club at New College Durham is attracting up to 60 students every week.
Weekly Wednesday lunchtime coaching sessions are held in an informal social space, rather than a sports hall, to encourage new members.
Coach Peter Whitfield, from Sacriston Table Tennis Club, said: “The lunchtime table tennis programme is a great idea.
“The casual approach seems to work and it’s not too competitive, so non-sport students are more keen to join in.”
Following the club’s success, the college has launched a coaching programme for staff.