The re-launch of the Belmont TT Club was a great success on the 29th of April getting 10 junior players along including 2 girls that had never played before. The club has high hopes in boosting the grass roots participation numbers within TTW and therefore increasing the chance of a future champion or two.
To get the Club up and running again meant a lot of discussions with the council over storage of tables and venue availability, we luckily got around these obstacles unscathed. An issue we were faced with was finding all the tables that had belonged to the Club all those years ago, but to no avail. We have literally begged, borrowed and stolen equipment to re-launch the Club which we are sincerely grateful to the table tennis community in helping us. Nets came from Waterloo and Tables are on loan from both the Association and the Empire Club. I have been very impressed with the clubs attitudes and willingness to help the Belmont Club out.
Now we are up and running we have the challenge of being able to put together interclub teams in as many grades as possible. Any willing players out there?
The Belmont Club is on every Friday night @ 6-8pm for all junior players and 8-10pm for senior players. We play out of the Belmont Memorial Hall, Belmont Domain, 5011 (juniors $3, seniors $5).
Directions: Belmont Memorial Hall is on the eastern side of the Western Hutt Road (SH2) by Belmont School. Exit to Fairway Drive (Kennedy-Good Bridge) but take the first right (don’t go over the bridge).
May 5, 2011 at 8:07 am
You have done a great job setting up the club Stephen! Hope all the effort pays off winning a few titles this year!
May 5, 2011 at 2:58 pm
Well done Stephen! I am sure many new juniors will come from Belmont again in the future. I also hope you will be able to coax a few of Belmont’s past players to pick up their bats and have a go again.
May 11, 2011 at 6:39 pm
well how times have changed , i have been living in brisbane for the last 20 yrs , and prior to me leaving the belmont club boasted many rep players and had a very healthy list of members, i hope the club goes well for all concerned. hello to all at the waterloo table tennis club, i hope alan costley and all previous members who r still involved in the club r well . I have been trying to catch up with the addiss can any one help me regards to all Mark Johnston
May 20, 2011 at 9:52 am
I am SO happy to hear that a table tennis club has opened up to close to where I live!
I will be coming down tonight after I finish work to have a few games (hopefully) and see what its like.
If it appeals, I know I will be joining!
May 24, 2011 at 8:21 am
Was very enjoyable!
Will be returning as many Fridays as I can!!