Hockley TTC completed a first for the club on the 18-19 March, with a testing Sport Relief 24 hour Non Stop Table Tennis match. Hockley’s Chairman, Paul Strutt, said:-
The Event really worked well and came to a successful conclusion on Saturday night. At the time of writing the club have raised the fantastic sum of £1424 for Sport Relief.
Paul went on to say that considering this is the first time they have organised anything like this, coupled with being arranged at comparatively short notice, he and his club members are all very pleased with the result!
There were some amazing contributions in terms of money raised and hours spent at the Club and it involved all club Members – Juniors, Seniors, Social, Playing and U3A members.
In all, 38 Hockley Club Members played over the 24 hour period and they were supported by members from other Southend Clubs in the League:- Ken Field (Rawreth), Jayne Johnson (Hullbridge), Duncan Taylor (Rayleigh Mill), George Reeves (Rawreth), Craig Aukett (Canvey), Ro Brett (Warehouse), Bruce Kettle (Rawreth) and Tina Hutchinson (Warehouse).
Sincere thanks are also extended to those Hockley & Southend League Members who made Donations.
Now something for the nerds:-
we played 112 matches, 380 sets and 6725 points, with the final match result
IMPROBABLES 59 v HIGHLY UNLIKELYS 53
We certainly feel a great sense of achievement and will definitely do it again
About Hockley Table Tennis Club.
Hockley Table Tennis Club operate from a Primary School Hall with 7 days a week access. When in attendance they manage access to the hall which keeps their hires costs low and also means they have no time restraints within reason.
They have room for 4 Tables.
They have only been active for some 7 years and in that time have produced a Club with nearly 60 Members, 6 Teams in the Southend League and an active Junior Section led by coach Tim Pang.
They have been particularly successful in introducing a lot of Seniors into the game with some returning to the sport after many years. They have also formed a partnership with a local U3A Group.