Excellent results from Jack Petchey year 2 survey

Russell Moore

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The Jack Petchey London Schools’ Indoor Table Donation Scheme has yet again produced some impressive results after the second year of table tennis provision in secondary schools across the capital.

In September/October of 2012 53 schools were donated four table tennis tables each under the Jack Petchey Foundation’s project, which means a total rollout of 212 tables this year.

In the newly-released findings it also shows that each school uses the tables for an average 11 hours per week with 94 students per school regularly attending table tennis sessions each week.

The news comes on the back of the announcement that the Jack Petchey Foundation will fund the programme for a third year with a boosted package of £177,000, meaning the programme will be bigger and better than ever before.

Two-hundred new tables and packs will be delivered to 50 further schools across London while the creation of new ‘Table Tennis Academies’ will ensure table tennis is played to the highest standard.

Listed below are a number of statistics from the survey conducted on year 2 of the Jack Petchey London Schools’ Indoor Table Donation Scheme:

212 tables donated to 53 schools

4,969 young people have benefitted directly from the scheme (up 57% from year one)

Jack Petchey tables have been used by young people at least 368,714 times

Before Jack Petchey, an average 25 students per school played once a week

After year 2 of Jack Petchey, an average 94 students per school played once a week

On average 30 female students per school play once a week

On average 5 disabled students per school play once a week

Each school spends an average of 11 hours on tables provided by Jack Petchey Foundation

As a result of the scheme, 2,010 students now attend a table tennis club

To date 219 students from table donation schools have entered the Jack Petchey Foundation table tennis competitions.

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