President: James Vosper 0410 348 211
Contact: Dirk Nierop 0412 154 157
Invented in England in the 1880’s, Table Tennis is a noble pursuit, played both Emperors and bandits alike. It is one of the world’s fastest sports and is certainly one of the newest, only having been introduced to the Olympics in 1988. Despite its youth, Table Tennis is still one of the most popular sports in terms of worldwide participation, and has a global community of dedicated fans whose numbers are growing at an exponential rate.
The Harbord Diggers Table Tennis Club is one such community, whose celebrated history stretches back for almost half a century...
Established in 1959; our founders Oakie Hammond and Robert and Jack Wheatley saw the potential for a relatively new and oft-neglected sport to gain popularity on the northern beaches of Sydney. The club was founded on a committed basis of fun, friendship and civil competition.
Over the last half-century, the club has been honoured by its members who have excelled at almost every grade of competitive Table Tennis. Champions such as Peter Hay, Carol Cowie, Rosemary Towers and Leonie Whiteford, have competed at a State level and comported themselves with dignity and honour, showing a grand sportsmanship to match their athleticism. And not to forget Ian Finlay; an internationally accredited Umpire who has officiated at the Olympic Games in both Atlanta and Sydney.
We have a large playing space with up to six professional grade tables and nets, and a membership with skills that range from true beginners all the way up to the Distract A-grade and State levels of play. Our membership is truly multicultural, with players hailing from every corner of the world and stretching across multiple generations, with members from as young as fourteen to octogenarians and beyond.
We cordially invite you all to join us in the Freshwater Health and Fitness gym for one of the world’s fastest and most entertaining sports, every Thursday and *Friday night from 7:45pm.
* Friday night is subject to availability as it is reserved for competition play.