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By Averlynn Lim
So you're an enthusiastic parent keen to let your child take on a sport that will build up his strength, stamina and endurance. Or perhaps you just want to give him a head start and let him try a sport that may end up being passionate about. But the problem is, you just don't know where to start.
In this article, we've listed 3 popular places where young kids can go to pick up the game of table tennis in a comfortable kid friendly environment.
1. Singapore Table Tennis Association
One way of allowing your children to pick up valuable kids table tennis lessons would be through the Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA)
. STTA has various levels of recreational programmes catered to the general public.
The Learn-to-play course is specially created for beginners to this sport and consists of 10 sessions that teach beginners the basic rules and fundamentals of table tennis.
The Continue-to-Play course as its name suggests is the continual course specially designed for students who have graduated from the Learn-to-play course. Here, students are trained to further hone their skills and basic techniques of the game.
: 5 years and above
: $267.50 for 10 lessons for both courses
: 6-8 Students
: Multiple venues
With a small class ratio of 1 coach to 6-8 students, you do not need to worry that your kid will not receive enough attention from the coach. To make it even more convenient, there are four training venues spread out across Singapore in Hougang, Pasir Ris, Clementi and Toa Payoh. These venues have different training schedules making it easy to plan your kids schedules. To sign up online, you can visit the official website here.
2. Happy Table Tennis
Another place for children to pick up table tennis is ‘Happy Table Tennis’. This private and no-frills space is helmed by experienced coaches originating from China. They offer table tennis lessons specially catered to kids.
They even provide ping pong tables for rent and they also retail specialised table tennis equipment originating from China that is difficult to find in Singapore.
: Any but they have a special program for children 7-12
: $30 an hour for children 7-12 and $10 per hour to rent a table
: 1 on 1
: 48 Horne Road
They offer one group coaching, one to one coaching and even family coaching. With their 1 to 1 coaching, you can be assured your child can learn at their own pace and receive full attention from the coach. They are located at 48 Horne Road, near Jalan Besar Stadium and Lavender MRT station. They open from 10am to 10pm, 7 days a week.
Visit Happy Table Tennis Facebook’s Page here
for more information.
3. Chinese Swimming Club
The Chinese swimming club is also a family club renowned for nurturing top national athletes in Singapore. They offer a wide variety of sporting activities and courses for people to take part in.
: $64.20 per month for 4 sessions
: 21 and 34 Amber Road.
The CSC Table Tennis Section is open to players of all ages and skill levels. Of particular note is their table tennis youth programme. This is specially designed for players between ages 6 to 18 years old. There are both beginner and intermediate classes. It is held at the sports complex in their club every Saturday. Their club is located in the East of Singapore at 21 and 34 Amber Road.
For more information and to sign your children up, visit the official website here
Now if you're looking for places to play table tennis for adults, be sure to also check out our article on where you can play table tennis in Singapore
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