KATE Nixon, local table tennis starlet who recently gained international honours, will be visiting schools in the Ilkley area to inspire the next generation of young players.

She 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, said: "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.

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