Necton Parish Council utilised funds secured from Breckland Council’s Outdoor Sport & Play Fund to purchase and install a new table tennis facility. The initiative came about following requests from local young people who are keen to add to the variety of sport and play activities already available on the playing field.
The table is already proving a success with all age groups, with grandparents playing against their grandchildren, young people playing against each other and active older groups utilising it as part of their active lifestyle routines.
Cllr Bateman, member of Necton Parish Council plays table tennis with his wife every day; “This is a fun way to add some outdoor exercise to our day. Our routine is 30 minutes daily during the week at lunchtime and we extend this to an hour over the weekend.”
The village playing field already provides two football pitches, a smaller 5-a-side pitch with nets, basketball court, outdoor gym and a well-equipped children’s play area. Football is organised through the Football Club, part of Necton’s Sports & Social Club.
The table tennis was supplied and installed by Fenland Leisure Products Ltd.
The Breckland Outdoor Sport & Play Fund is managed by Norfolk Community Foundation.