What was invented first – ping-pong or whif whaff? London Mayor Boris Johnson caused quite a stir about this before the 2012 Olympics, inadvertently raising the profile of the sport.
His insistence that ping-pong was a Victorian English game called whiff-whaff was rubbished by a family who claimed their ancestors first introduced the enjoyable pastime.
The sport is now officially known as table tennis, of course, and it is good to see the legacy of the London Olympics inspiring local people to start sports clubs.
The Brightons Over-50s Table Tennis Club now runs every week in the Grange Centre where people of a certain age can enjoy it.
Ian Anderson, who helps run the group, said: “Table tennis is a fantastic sport that can be played by anyone.
“We welcome new members who have a decent knowledge or reasonable skill level and people can use the club for to practice more, learn or do both in a sociable environment.”
WHO: Brightons Over-50s Table Tennis Club
WHERE: The Grange Centre, Redding Road, Brightons
WHEN: Every Friday, 10 a.m.
CONTACT: Ian Anderson, (01324) 714413 or 503830
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