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• Siobhan Demeester ready for Table Tennis action!

Table Tennis is gaining popularity on Russell Island thanks to the Russell Island Table Tennis Social Club.

It has been in existence for nearly 12 months and is attracting a regular roll-up of between 20 and 30 enthusiasts every Monday night at 6pm at The Hut, in Jackson Road.

Siobhan Demeester has been involved in reactivating the sport, having been boosted with a $600 grant from Redland City Council which was used to purchase a new and additional Table Tennis table.

“We are thankful for the donation and the table. That means we can play two tables on our Monday Table Tennis nights,” she told The Friendly Bay Islander.

Siobhan and her family are long-time Table Tennis fans and exponents.

“We used to live on the Gold Coast and we played Table Tennis with clubs on the Coast when we lived there.”

She says the Russell Island group is a ‘great bunch’.

“It is not just about the game or the sport.

“It is very social and a great way to meet new people, have fun, and stay active,” she said.

Siobhan is the first to admit that Table Tennis is probably the ultimate hand-eye co-ordination sport.

“It is wonderful for the reflexes, no matter what your age.”

With age in mind, it is interesting to note that Table Tennis enthusiasts who regularly attend range in ages from four to 80 years of age.

“It is quite remarkable the appeal of the sport right across several age gaps,” she said.

Table Tennis is a great sport for the island because of the skills it teaches and can be played in all weather in all seasons by all ages.

If you would like to find out more and to join in the Table Tennis revolution, then turn up on Monday nights at The Hut in Jackson Road or call Siobhan on 0406108882.




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