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Table Tennis @ Berala Community Centre
Registrations can be taken at any point throughout the year. Preferably participants register online via this page or contact the Centre Coordinator to express your interest in participating in this group.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Ongoing - inclusive of school holidays
Monday and Wednesday - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Afternoons
Friday - 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Afternoons
Monday and Wednesday - 3 Hours - participants can join and leave at any point throughout the program
Friday - 4 Hours - participants can join and leave at any point throughout the program
Volunteer supported program, participants will be guided and supported by each other sharing knowledge and skills of all levels.
Volunteers with advanced skills interested in teaching others are always welcome and should contact the Centre Coordinator to express your interest in supporting this group.
Restrictions / Requirements:
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 at their own risk and based on their own assessment of their personal health and fitness. If unsure, seek clearance from your medical practitioner.
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 and participate 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. Games are conducted in the Terry Keegan Hall of the Berala Community Centre.
Please register your interest via this web page; registering your details comes at no obligation or commitment for attendance. 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.
Reasons For Participation:
Access to Wi - Fi
Tea and coffee provided
Opportunity to socialise and get active
All skill levels, ages and genders welcome
Safe and engaging environment
Development of hand eye coordination
Development of fine and gross motor skills
Opportunities for volunteer involvement
Opportunity to challenge yourself
Involve your friends and family within the community
This program is not a tutoring service or ‘learn to play program’; individual development of players takes place through causal and friendly play and is self-driven.
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
Games may be played with doubles to ensure these wait times are kept to a minimum – you do not need to organise a partner for yourself
Assistance with set up and pack up of equipment is required by participants as this is a volunteer based program (for those physically able)
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.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the centre?
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/
What should I bring to the program?
Please wear appropriate, non-restrictive clothing
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please contact the Centre Coordinator on:
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, please send updated details to the Centre Coordinator on:
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, your name will appear on an attendance sheet. The facilitator will mark you as attended.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
This needs to be corrected ASAP, 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. Duty of care remains the sole responsibility of the caregiver at all times.
The program has already started; can I still join?
Most programs are designed in a way that a participant could join at any point throughout the program. Enrolments will be kept open for this purpose. If you would like to discuss this option, further information please contact the Centre Coordinator on:
Pregnancy, I am pregnant, can I still participate?
Injury, I am recovering from an injury can I still participate?
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 or for more information please research the program e.g. Google/YouTube search the program name.
Alternatively, you can contact the Centre Coordinator on:
For any questions or further enquires please contact the Centre Coordinator - Gavin Ross on 9735 1337 or email@example.com
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Berala Community Centre
98 Woodburn Road
Berala Community Centre - Cumberland Council
The Berala Community Centre is owned and operated by Cumberland Council. This facility was designed for the delivery of community programs and outreach services in partnership with local community based organisations. The centre strives to serve as a community hub for all demographics of the local community, supporting and engaging the residents of Berala by linking them with council services, community based programs, resources and affordable and accessible venue hire. The centre delivers a variety of unique community driven programing via a direct and indirect service model driven by ongoing feedback and evaluation, this centre also supports the delivery of Council’s Lifelong Learning Programs.