Although small, the group of interested participants who turned up for the first 'Table Tennis for Seniors' session in St John's Parish Hall last week proved to be very active and enthusiastic.
There was a great deal of laughter from both players and spectators, as those involved took advantage of the contribution which the game could make to the health and hand-and-eye coordination of the participants.
All are keen to keep the program going, and hope to encourage more local seniors with some spare time on a Tuesday morning to attend.
After the initial hit out, the program will be in recess until the New Year, when it is expected to return in the second week of January.
Depending on the amount of interest generated as the program goes forward, it is hoped to make the seniors' table tennis a regular feature of activities at St John's.
All are welcome, and as recent experience has shown, you don't need to be a champion to get the most of enjoyment and satisfaction from the game.
With the absence of a resident minister, services in the parish have been conducted by lay readers, while Rector of Young, Archdeacon Neil Percival, celebrates Holy Communion approximately once a month.
Over the Christmas period, services will be conducted at Murringo on December 20 (11am HC), Boorowa on Christmas Day, (9.30am, morning prayer) and at Boorowa on December 27 (11.30am HC).