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01 Oct 2012

Time To Say Goodbye

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It Goodbye

Frank Herbert said, “There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”

If curiosity has stricken your mind to why I have begun this blog with a quote about endings, it is because After Dark Ping Pong are announcing our closing down of the site and it’s content.

It has been a truly eye opening experience for ADPP to be a part of a fast growing sport, especially during the best summers of sport of our time, The London 2012 Olympics. However, our time for this particular project is over, but for Table Tennis it is only the beginning.

A new club is opening in London called BOUNCE and the recent World Championships have just been in Liverpool Echo Arena.

To Note: Our site and all it’s content will remain until December.

On behalf of ADPP, Thank you to all our followers and readers for your support and passion for the game that we love. It has been much appreciated and we hope you keep the same enthusiasm the sport needs to continue growing.

Thank you so much for taking us in to your sport and accepting us as one of the leading blogs out there for social and professional sport. We have met some awesome people along the way and been to some incredible events that we wont forget, thanks for having us.

“There’s a trick to the ‘graceful exit.’ It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, or a relationship is over — and let it go. It means leaving what’s over without denying its validity or its past importance to our lives. It involves a sense of future, a belief that every exit line is an entry, that we are moving up, rather than out.” (Ellen Goodman)

A final signing off from ADPP’s Founder and Head Editor,

Jojo Regan and Conor Haynes.

One of our favourites

17 Aug 2012

Phillip Jamison Trains With Jordan’s Paralympics Team

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Philip’s Diary

Ulster & Ireland International players Paul Mcreery , Keith Knox and I (Philip Jamison) had the great opportunity to train with the Ladies Table Tennis Jordan Paralympic team, in preparation for London.

Jordan Women’s Paralympic Team

They have competed in the last 3 Olympics winning medals in each Olympics in there classes of disability . It has been a fantastic experience to play these players.

Philip with Haroon Jordan National Para Olympic coach

About Philip

I’m 21 I have my own self employed business which I have been running now for 10months coaching in primary schools & clubs across co.antrim, northern Ireland . I play for ulster at U21 level & regular coach the cadets I was offered the chance to train with the paraolympians .

The level of table tennis was way higher than what I was expecting . These players can hit the ball just as hard and are real athletes & a inspiration to anybody who has a disability or is wheelchair bound . Finally I highly recommend when ParaOlympics table tennis is shown on tv on ch4 that every1 checks it out it’s amazing :)