Get motivated with table tennis

Brian Hill with Mr Motivartor.
Brian Hill with Mr Motivartor.

Table tennis regulars, novices and lapsed players are all being encouraged to join a summer league.

And Brian Hill - who recently returned from the World Veterans Table Tennis Championships with a silver medal in the 70 years and over category - is encouraging people of all ages and abilities to get involved.

He told The Standard: “From a health point of view, table tennis is wonderful for people aged 40-plus.

“It’s wonderful for older people and retired people. It’s not too strenuous, it’s just right in my opinion, and a great sport for the body.

“It keeps us fit and it’s helped me enormously to keep fit.

“It helps with mental sharpness, it’s got to keep your brain fast. And the body, as well. It gets your cardiovasular up every time you play.”

Another person who believes table tennis is a great sport for health purposes is TV fitness expert Mr Motivator, a good friend of Brian’s and occasional visitor to the Penmaen Club - based on Low Road, Wyberton - where the summer league will be held.

The emphasis of the summer competition is very much a social one, although matches will still be played in a competitive manner.

“We’re looking for people to take part,” Brian added.

“It’s very informal, anybody can play or fill in. It’s very sociable and just good fun.”

For further details, call Brian on 07973 552373 or Peter Munch on 01406 366562.