On Tuesday afterschool over 30 students enjoyed our very new Table Tennis Club. Juniors from Y5 & Y6 enjoyed joining in with Senior students and gained expert coaching from Darlington Table Tennis Club, Coach Dave Noutch, who is an outstanding coach and player, coaching hundreds of children in the Darlington area.
Polam Hall School is so lucky to have this coaching and it wouldn’t be possible without the funding received through the local Darlington Borough Council, Sportivate scheme
A huge thank you must also go to our very generous Parents Association who agreed to fund the 6 new tables and equipment. We had 9 tables in operation with some players waiting to play so this really does show just how popular the club will be. Coach, Dave Noutch has even suggested getting a 10th table as the gym will hold it so we will be looking to fund this in the near future.
Students enjoyed learning the basics of holding the bat and serving, along with playing various games and finished with a top court tournament. Thomas Crowther (Y9) a member of the Darlington Table Tennis Club & Paul Charlton (Y5 Teacher) were on top court at the end of the night so lets see if anyone can beat them during the year!