World's Greatest Table Tennis player visits Grantham College

Deng Yaping at Grantham College Table Tennis Academy

Last Wednesday Grantham College Table Tennis welcomed 4x Olympic champion and 18x world champion Deng Yaping and her son to visit the Academy. Dr Deng Yaping was voted Chinese athlete of the century and the greatest ever player in the history of table tennis and has been described as 'the David Beckham of the table tennis world.'

The purpose of the visit was to allow Deng and her son to see the programme in full swing and to explore possible links for the future with both her son, and also in the Chinese community. "It was fantastic to see her helping out with the coaching session, giving advice to our players and also happy to have photos and answer any questions that they might have," commented Natalie Green, Performance Coach and Programme Administrator. "A special thanks also to Gavin Evans, current England men’s team coach and also former head coach of the academy in being instrumental in setting this visit up."

If you would like to be a part of our world-class Table Tennis Academy, contact us on 01476 400200 or visit our training day on Sunday 19 April at 10am - 4pm.

To enquire about attending the training day, please contact us on:

Vidal Graham: vgraham@grantham.ac.uk

Natalie Green: ngreen@grantham.ac.uk