AN outdoor table tennis table is to be installed at Drumchapel Sports Centre in a bid to encourage people in the area to keep active.

The idea was the brainchild of Drumchapel Table Tennis Club chairman Terry McLernon, who wants to motivate others during the pandemic.

The table will be placed on a disused patch of land at the sports centre for everyone to enjoy.

Terry hopes it will encourage more people to take up the activity during this difficult period.

He said: “We’ve been thinking about when we’re going to be able to get back to training and it looks like it might not be until the end of April.

“There’s a big patch of land at Drumchapel Sports Centre which isn’t being used for anything and I was thinking it would be a good idea to put a table there.

“It means anybody coming down the road can see it, come over and have a game of table tennis.

“We wrote to Glasgow Life and they donated the funding for it.

“We’re going to put two picnic benches there too where people can sit in their groups and have a drink and a game of table tennis.”

Plans are also underway for a table at Drumchapel Park.

Terry added: “We’re also going to put one in Drumchapel Park, since a lot of people will walk past it on their way back from the shops. A lot of good table tennis players have come out of Drumchapel and it’s good to make people aware of that.

“At this time a lot of parents can’t do anything, they can’t come in the centre with their kids.

“The new tables will mean they can go round, sit and have a cup of tea while watching the children play, or playing themselves.”

Members of Drumchapel Table Tennis Club are currently undertaking a month-long charity challenge to raise funds for Parkinson’s UK.

At the time of print, the club had raised £3,789.

To find out more about the club and to keep updated, visit their Facebook page.