Table Tennis

Table tennis is one of the most accessible sports and can be played at any level right up to the Olympics! It is a challenging sport to master, but great fun and a surprisingly good workout.


Students will:

  • Learn the different techniques and skills for table tennis.
  • Learn specialist table tennis vocabulary.
  • Improve confidence and teamwork skills.
  • Play at Ilfracombe Table Tennis Club which offers 5 competition tables.

The Table Tennis Programme also includes one full day excursion, and at least three evening activities taken from the Discovering Devon Programme.

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A typical week’s programme for the Table Tennis Programme with 15 hours of lessons per week might be as follows:

Morning Afternoon Evening
Saturday Arrivals & Transfer Meet and get to know your host family
Sunday Induction Meeting for new students Unpack & settle with family Stay at home and practise English with family
Monday English test & orientation Table Tennis Lesson Stay at home and practise English with family
Tuesday Daytrip to King Arthur’s Castle at Tintagel Boat Trip around North Devon (optional)
Wednesday English Classes Table Tennis Lesson Karaoke night
Thursday English Classes English Classes Disco
Friday English Classes Table Tennis Lesson Barbecue & Tennis

This programme requires a minimum of 4 students, and for all students aged between 12-16. We accept all levels of students, from beginners to the more advanced players, and in there are 3 x 3 hour sessions per week. In their sessions they will not just have lots of fun but will also improve along the way.

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  • Age: 12 to 16 years old
  • Activity sessions: 7.5 hours per week in 3 sessions
  • Group size: 8 students per instructor
  • Lessons: 15 hours of English per week
  • Class size: 15 students max per class
  • Level: From A2 to C1
  • Available: 16th June to 11th August 2018
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