We are pleased to award Watford Boys Grammar school funds to buy two indoor table tennis tables plus all the required equipment.
There is great demand for the sport at Watford Boys and the tables will help it be delivered in core PE lessons in all years as well as in 3-4 open sessions each week which attracts about 50 boys. The school also runs teams at various levels for which they bring in an outside coach and the tables will be available for outside lettings – benefitting the community and bringing in income for the school.
Giles Wallis, Head of Sport, further strengthened his application by explaining:
“The school has a rich heritage in table tennis, with former Team GB player Will Maybanks being a former pupil. We know from speaking to our students that table tennis is a sport they would like to play more of, and we would love to be able to support future top table tennis players.
Table tennis is a fantastic sport from an accessibility perspective and complements our three main sports (rugby, cricket and hockey). Boys who are disengaged from team/collision sports, for any of a number of reasons, find table tennis far easier to participate in. It can provide a route into participation in sport where they would otherwise totally disengage, bringing them all the physical and mental benefits that sport provides.”