Steyning Table Tennis Club celebrated, with cake, their 30th birthday ahead of their annual competition at the club on Monday July 20.
The club was founded by Rob Hoy in 1980, and started life as the Thakeham T.T.C.
The use of the village hall at Thakeham was lost in 1985, which saw the move to Steyning and a change in the club name. Since 1991 the club has been based at the gymnasium in the Grammar School in Church Street, but prior to this it had spells at the Octagonal Building at the Shooting Field school site, and the Nautical Training Corps hut in Mouse Lane. Alan Barwick, who has played for the club since the Thakeham days says: “We are a very friendly club and welcome players of all ages and abilities. You don’t have to play League table tennis, you can just come along for a knock-up. People can pay per session or take out a subscription.”
More details can be found at www.steyningttc.co.uk.
Report and picture contributed by Steyning Table Tennis Club.