Newgy ball robot a Smash Hit with Geographe juniors
Geographe Table Tennis Club has received a $1000 grant from Table Tennis Australia.
The club was the only successful recipient in WA and used the funding to buy a Newgy ball machine.
The robot is expected to enhance the skills of junior and adult members with adjustable settings for speed, angles and different spin.
Geographe Table Tennis Club secretary Yvonne Cleal said she was looking forward to working on her footwork with the robot ahead of her veterans competition.
“The juniors are so excited to have the use of this robot and it will prove to be invaluable support in being able to help increase their skills,” she said.
“I suggested we get the robot because it would be another virtual coach because we only have a few volunteers and our numbers are increasing with the kids.”
The grant will also allow the club to buy uniforms for the Smash Hit junior members.
“I wanted the uniforms for the kids to feel a sense of belonging and the robot teaches the kids specialist skills such as footwork, the different strokes and how to receive serve,” she said.
The Smash Hit junior table- tennis team meets on Wednesdays, from 5 to 6.30pm, and adults meet at 7 to 9.30pm.
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