KATE Nixon, local table tennis superstar who recently returned from International honours, will be visiting schools in the Ilkey area to inspire the next generation of young players. Kate is currently number three in England the U15 girls.

Kate has teamed up with Focus Table Tennis to give the opportunity to local children to take up this fantastic game. Focus Table Tennis provide table tennis coaching to children in schools as well a holiday table tennis camps.

Mark Smith, the founder of Focus Table Tennis who grew up in Yorkshire and who is a current international club player says: "It is wonderful to be able to provide exciting opportunities for youngsters to take up the game. I remember having great coaching at primary school age, and with Kate now as a great role model we are looking forward to inspiring children to take up the game".

Over the summer holidays Focus Table Tennis will be delivering coaching courses at Westville House School where Kate will be in action coaching children how to be a great young player.

If you are interested in attending a two day course on either August 5/6 or August 12/13 then contact Mark Smith on mark@focustabletennis.com