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Suffolk's top table tennis players exhibit skills at Sailmakers Shopping Centre in Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 19:26 11 August 2017

Rosemary Curtis on the Sailmakers table tennis table. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY

Rosemary Curtis on the Sailmakers table tennis table. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY

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Top table tennis players from Suffolk treated shoppers in Ipswich to an exhibition of their talents at Sailmakers Shopping Centre.

Ben Manning in action at the table tennis exhibition at Sailmakers Shopping Centre. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHYBen Manning in action at the table tennis exhibition at Sailmakers Shopping Centre. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY

The centre has filled one of its empty units with table tennis tables for shoppers to enjoy, but for one day only featured a table in the main mall for the display.

Suffolk under-15 girls champion Lucy Curtis on the sailmakers table tennis table. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHYSuffolk under-15 girls champion Lucy Curtis on the sailmakers table tennis table. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY

Among the players were veteran Rex Manning and Suffolk ladies number two Rosemary Curtis, as well as Rex’s son Ben and Rosemary’s daughter Lucy.

Rex Manning takes on Rosemary Curtis at the table tennis exhibition at Sailmakers Shopping Centre. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHYRex Manning takes on Rosemary Curtis at the table tennis exhibition at Sailmakers Shopping Centre. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY

Sailmakers manager Mike Sorhaindo said: “We have been delighted to team up with Table Tennis England to install a table here at the centre for the summer.

“Table tennis is a brilliant sport and so easy to play and hopefully having the chance to play in a public place will encourage more people to take the game up and even join some of the local clubs.

“We are always looking to make the shopping experience a bit special and we are sure our customers have enjoyed the exhibition.”

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