19 April 2024

Free table-tennis sessions for people with long-term health issues

With a grant from Sport England through Active Humber, Ryehill Table Tennis Club is able to offer 50 hours of free table tennis at Ryehill Village Hall starting on Tuesday, May 9, at 2pm.

These sessions are for anyone with long-term health issues such as Parkinson’s, anyone recovering from a stroke or other serious episode, or anyone who just needs some gentle exercise in a friendly environment.

The village hall has ramp access and disabled facilities and we will make sure we are able to offer refreshments to participants and any carers who come along.

It has been a mixed season for the teams that play in the Hull and District League. Our Premier team, Wanderers finished in bottom place and will be relegated however the young guns in our 1st Division team (Ocelots) won their league and will be playing in the Premier Division next season.

Our Division 2 team (Ravens) finished third and in Division 3 Roosters finished third and Robins fourth. Roosters are hoping for promotion to Division 2 but this is down to the league committee to decide.

Our newest team (Meerkats) finished at the bottom of Division 3 in their first season but have thoroughly enjoyed playing and gaining experience.

On an individual basis, Sam Nicholson won the Division 1 Handicap competition and Zoe Podmore was runner up in the Premier Division version.

After 12 years with the club and the last eight as secretary Zoe is leaving us and we all wish her well for the future.

Thursday evenings (7pm to 9pm) are open to all – come and say hello if you fancy trying table tennis.