Altair Junior Academy: Table Tennis Jersey offering free coaching to island children

101120 - Jersey table tennis player Jordan Wykes at the 2019 Island Games - Credit: ITV Channel TV
Jordan Wykes helped Jersey win their first Island Games gold medal in many years at Gibraltar 2019. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Free table tennis coaching is being offered to all schoolchildren in Jersey in a bid to boost participation locally.

A new three-year sponsorship deal will see the Altair Junior Table Tennis Academy run three sessions a week in term time for the next three seasons.

It is hoped it will help bring a new generation of players into the sport locally and enable the island to build on some promising recent performances at representative level.

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