By Jasmine Rosser
England’s number 1 table tennis player Paul Drinkhall will be coming to Thanet to coach local players and to show off his talents.
Thanet Vikings Table Tennis Club organised the event, and the coach of the club, Simon Hillier said  “We are absolutely delighted. For some time now Table Tennis nationally has been steadily growing and in areas like London it has even been becoming hip and trendy, with social venues and celebrities joining in.
“But what this shows is that it’s not just in areas like London, but across the country and here in Thanet that it is growing. It is a real testament to the success of the sport here locally that Paul has agreed to come and help.”
Paul is England’s current national champion, and Joanna Drinkhall who is one of Britain’s best female players, will be co-leading the event. The event is being held at St Anthony Sports hall in Margate on Sunday 22 January.
While this event will be for current table tennis players, new players are welcomed weekly.