Mark Kemp

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My name is Mark Kemp and I love playing Table Tennis. Anyone who knows me, know that Table Tennis has been a part of my life since I was around 6 years old and that is a few decades ago now!

I started playing table tennis at the age of 6 when my dad purchased a table tennis table for the summer house at the end of our garden. I played with family, friends and my passion grew from there.

From then on I was hooked and went on to play and beat everyone in my school. After school I joined a couple of county clubs in Reading, England called Our lady of Peace and the Kingfisher table tennis club.

I then started playing 6 days a week every night and competitions at weekends. I worked my way up the Reading Table Tennis leagues and got to play in Division 1 at the age of 16 and then started to play for my county Berkshire. 

I started to get coaching from Jimmy Stokes Senior, his son Jimmy Stokes Jr was in the top 10 England ranking at the time. I went away to a few table tennis training camps where I was trained by Alison Gordon, who was a Commonwealth Table Tennis Champion in 1982 and Fiona Eliot who became a ranked English Table Tennis champion in the 1990's.

After that I was invited by Jimmy Stokes Senior to play for the Center of Excellence and train for the England Table Tennis Team. Unfortnately during this time I was away at boarding school and my parents thought that it would be best to focus on my studies.

I've started to see the rise of table tennis both at home, in bars and at club level and it's fantastic to see people of all ages and walks of life enjoy the game.

So I thought that by writing this blog I can share my knowledge, experiences and understanding of the game. This blog is to give you tips, tricks and general advice on the world of Ping Pong!  I hope you enjoy my reviews of the best table tennis tables on the market today!

Please go ahead and enjoy the content that we have worked so hard to create.

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