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Grantham table tennis coach discusses his career, which has spanned six decades, following his New Year's honour from the Queen

A Grantham table tennis coach, central to the development of the sport in the town, was named in The Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.

John Mapletoft, aged 84, was named as a Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM) for services to table tennis.

A key figure in the Grantham table tennis scene for the last six decades, John talked about his time coaching and organising the development of the sport in the area.

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