Health & Fitness
The program is a FREE drop-in service delivered by Cumberland Council in partnership with local volunteers. All ages and skill levels are invited to attend and play social table tennis with all equipment provided.
This is an opportunity to make friends and get active while participating in a social sport. This program includes tea and coffee as part of a light afternoon tea and is a great way to network within your local community.
Please feel free to invite your friends and family, people of all ages, cultures, language backgrounds and fitness levels are encouraged and welcomed in a safe and supportive environment.
Please register your interest via this web page; registering your details comes at no obligation or commitment for attendance. However, by submitting your contact details on this page, it allows Centre staff to communicate with you relevant information regarding the program. For example information on competitions, Centre closure dates, changes to the program, etc.
This is a free and inclusive program; wait times will occur, we suggest you use these times to socialise and network with your new friends.
- This program is not a tutoring service or ‘learn to play program’; individual development of players takes place through casual and friendly play and is self-driven, and peer taught.
- Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied at all times by an adult
- Games are played in 20-minute sessions
- The program is communal in nature; tables cannot be booked or reserved
- Wait times between games are to be expected but are kept as minimal as possible; you will not be in play for the full duration of the program
- Assistance with setting up and pack up of equipment is required by participants.
- It is suggested that participants review the general rules and guidelines for playing table tennis before participating to ensure a positive experience – these can be viewed by clicking here
- All equipment is provided - however you are welcome to bring your own
- Please bring with you a towel and water bottle - chilled water available
- Enclosed shoes with adequate grip must be worn at all times
- Participants do so at their own risk; Council is in no way shape or form responsible for any injury sustained as a result of participation. Full duty of care is taken to provide a safe environment with any, and all safety concerns should be reported to Centre staff and volunteer coordinators.
Cost Per Term:
Participants are welcome to register at any point and participate as frequently as they choose.
Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
Ongoing, inclusive of school holidays.
For dates that the program will not run within the above timeframe, please refer to the Centre message board, dates are regularly updated.
Number of Sessions:
N/A - Program runs ongoing, every Friday apart from exclusion dates where applicable.
Monday: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 2:00pm - 5:00 pm
Friday: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Volunteer Coordinators - Tom and Kitty
General Restrictions / Requirements:
Participants do so at their own risk and based on an assessment of their own health and wellbeing.
All skill and experience levels are welcome, join as a beginner and learn how to play or join as a seasoned professional and share your skills with others. This program is open to all ages and genders.
Participants do so under a general code of conduct, in instances where this code of conduct is broken, participants may be asked to discontinue their attendance in the program.
is this program appropriate for people of all abilities.
Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Contact for Program:
Please contact the Centre Coordinator on:
Notes / Relevant Information:
Resources / Equipment:
- Please wear appropriate, non-restrictive clothing and enclosed footwear
- Water bottle
- Medications e.g. Ventolin
- Racquets & Balls (if you do not wish to use those provided by the Centre)
Unsure if this program is for you?
You can come along to a session before registering and enrolling to find out if this program meets your needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
The centre is located a short walk from Berala Train Station and Bus Stops.
Local Bus Services:
908 Bus and N50 City to Liverpool (stops at Tilba Street and other surrounding Bus Stops)
Free Community Loop Bus Service:
The centre has accessible parking onsite from its rear car park, Woodburn Road entry.
Alternatively, ample street parking is available on Tilba Street and Woodburn Road.
To Plan Your Trip:
Call the Transport Info-Line on 131 500 or visit http://www.transportnsw.info/
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee, Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
The name on the attendance ticket must match that of the attendee participating. For example, you cannot send your friend to participate in your place. You must first transfer the ticket into their name permanently on Eventbrite (this would then vacate your spot, you would not also be able to attend).
How to change ticket details/transfer ticket:
How to change customer profile details:
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, your name will appear on attendance records. The facilitator will mark you as attended.
What is the refund policy?
If you are unable to attend session/s, makeup sessions can be organised with similar programs throughout the LGA. Please refer to the Lifelong Learning Program to propose a makeup session that would best suit you.
Visit http://www.auburn.nsw.gov.au/lifelonglearning for a detailed program.
For medical reasons or instances of severe hardship and unforeseen circumstance, please contact the Centre Coordinator.
To ensure a positive experience in the Lifelong Learning Program, Council can organise a change of enrolment into different programs of your choosing where there are spaces (exchange). However, change of mind after the completion of more than 1 session of a program will not be considered as a valid reason for a refund.
To discuss the refund process, please contact the Centre Coordinator on:
I have enrolled my child/ren in an after school program, can I leave the premises?
Under no circumstance are caregivers allowed to leave their child/ren and exit the premise (even if they intend on staying in the local vicinity). Parents and guardians must fully understand these programs are in no way shape or form a child minding/caring service. The duty of care remains the sole responsibility of the caregiver at all times.
Pregnancy, I am pregnant, can I still participate?
In the instance of physical activities, it is suggested that you seek medical clearance from your health care professional. Participation is done so at your own risk.
Injury, I am recovering from an injury can I still participate?
In the instance of physical activities, It is suggested that you seek medical clearance from your health care professional. Participation is done so at your own risk.
What is this program? I have never tried this before. What does it involve?
Please refer to the program description on this event page, relevant websites provided or for more information please research the program e.g. Google/YouTube search the program name
For group fitness programs can I claim my attendance against my health insurance?
Programs are delivered by qualified industry professionals; however, the individual terms and conditions of your health insurance provider apply. Please contact your provider for information on what you are covered for and how to claim. They will often require you to produce a receipt as proof of purchase, the emailed receipt/ticket of purchase which is automatically generated upon payment should suffice.