Did you know Oxenholme shares a Village Hall with Natland?
Funds were originally raised in both Natland and Oxenholme to make a hall for both villages in the old Reading Room on Burton Road. However, the stables of the Natland Vicarage became available and the funds were instead spent on converting them into the Village Hall.
Natland and Oxenholme Table Tennis Club was started in 1978 when Charles Usher (then manager of St Mark’s Home, Natland), Bob Gale, Clarice Rose and one or two others called a public meeting of anyone interested in forming a table tennis club. There was good interest and so the club was started, a Constitution drafted and officers elected. The club grew rapidly and entered several teams in the local Westmorland Table Tennis League (now the Kendal and District Table Tennis League). These teams included several promising Oxenholme players, such as Andrew Hudson and Lyndon Dixon (both still playing) and Kevin Hall.
We are now a thriving and friendly club, based at Natland and Oxenholme Village Hall. Our main season is September to April and we have the following activities:
- Club sessions for practice on Tuesday evenings at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall.
- Junior coaching, 6.00 pm on Mondays.
- Five teams entered in the Kendal and District Table tennis League and three junior teams in the junior league.
- Club tournaments.
- Coaching sessions for all, in collaboration with the local league.
- Social events.
We are always keen to recruit new members, so if you are interested in playing this wonderful sport, why not come along to our club session on Tuesday evenings at 7.30. You would be most welcome.
For further details, please contact Mick Taylor, Tel 015395 60904 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Also any juniors who are interested, please contact Mick or our junior coach Roger Pimblett, Tel 01539 720467.
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