TABLE TENNIS: Grantham coaches help out at Olympics

Grantham table tennis coaches, from left - Cathy Steeples, Alex Mercer and Matt Weavers.
Grantham table tennis coaches, from left - Cathy Steeples, Alex Mercer and Matt Weavers.

THREE Grantham table tennis coaches are all helping at the Olympics.

Cathy Steeples and Alex Mercer are technical officials responsible for operating the scoreboards. Matt Weavers (right) is a field of play team member who assists the athletes and helps to manage the courts.

All three have been on duty since Saturday and will be employed until Wednesday.

Back in Grantham Cathy, Alex and Matt are all coaches for Cliffedale Chandlers Table Tennis Club and Alex is also a National Umpire. Matt is chairman of Grantham and District Table Tennis League.

Alex will be joined by GDTTL president Peter May at the Paralympics later in August.

l If you are interested in playing table tennis visit www.cliffedalechandlers.org.uk or www.granthamtabletennis.co.uk