Albany Table Tennis Club resumed its social competition up this week a month after the handicap points started back up

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Bradley Johston, Peter Muller and Kom Siripun .
Camera IconBradley Johston, Peter Muller and Kom Siripun . Credit: Michael Traill

The Albany Table Tennis Club resumed its weekly social competition this morning, after its handicap points competition started back up a month ago.

The social competition is run every Friday morning between 8am and noon on court five at Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre.

However, it was halted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The handicap points competition resumed last month but the social league usually attracts more than 50 players so the club had to wait longer to restart it.

Club president Peter Muller said it was encouraging to have social table tennis back.

“We usually get around 50-60 people so it’s really exciting,” he said.

“A few less might come because it’s the first week back but it’s just good to be back having a hit.

“Everyone is chomping at the bit. It’s good for new people that come to town also.”

Muller said the club’s handicap competitions on Tuesday nights had been attracting between 14 and 16 players.

The handicap competition consists of singles matches, while the social league is doubles, and has attracted a number of new players this year.

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