Following last week’s announcement, we are delighted to confirm that the first Pop In & Play table tennis venue in South Lanarkshire will officially open its doors on 27th March 2023. This initiative has been the culmination of 4 years of planning, discussion and action between East Kilbride Table Tennis Club (EKTTC), Table Tennis Scotland (TTS) and East Kilbride Shopping Centre.
Located in Centre West, East Kilbride, the venue will be supervised by local volunteers to offer shopping centre customers the chance to pick up a bat and play for free between 11am and 2pm Monday to Friday.
EKTTC are also in conversation with local community-based organisations to understand how the facility can be used to offer sessions and events tailored to meet the needs of the people served by those groups.
“We are delighted to open this facility for the benefit of the people of East Kilbride and visitors to the area”, said Brendan Faulds, Chair & Coach at East Kilbride Table Tennis Club. He continued, “The club has been an active part of the East Kilbride sporting landscape for over 45 years and this venue gives us the opportunity to support the community in a much broader sense, encouraging people to return to the sport or to take it up for the first time. We want to thank all our partners and supporters for their help to achieve this milestone and we look forward to welcoming players and volunteers into the venue. If the demand is there and we can attract a sufficient number of volunteers, we will expand the offering to cover more hours and days of the week. We look forward to working with other local community-based organisations to understand how the facility can be also used to offer sessions and events tailored to meet the needs of the people served by those groups”.
If anyone would like to partner with us or support the initiative as a sponsor or volunteer, please contact the club via the Contact Page