On Wednesday 19 March, young table tennis players at Streatham Youth and Community Trust (SYCT) had the opportunity to put their skills to the test against Ambition Ambassador and Team GB star Darius Knight.
Young people at SYCT, part of Ambition member London Youth's network, were joined by the Olympics torch bearer to film a video about Ambition’s work. Knight, who has been an Ambassador for Ambition since 2013, took the opportunity to take on some of SYCT's members and teach them a few tricks.
The setting was similar to where Darius began his own table tennis journey. The star player first picked up a table tennis bat at a south London youth club aged 11 and he has been mastering his craft ever since.
Table tennis forms a significant part of Ambition’s Healthy Lifestyles programme, which highlights the importance of sport in promoting good physical and mental health. Ambition’s annual table tennis championship attracts over 100 competitors each year, and this year the charity has teamed up with national sports charity StreetGames to hold three table tennis events over the summer.
For more information on SYCT’s sports activities contact us on 020 8769 5884 or look at our Twitter, Facebook or website pages.