My Sporting Parents

Previously I posted about my father (Gordon Dinnis) and how he began playing table tennis during his time in World War 2.  Today I am posting a photograph of my mother (Enid Dinnis) showing how my father introduced her to the game of table tennis.  I think this photo was taken in the early 1950s, on the back is stamped ‘Brighton Standard, Brighton Herald Ltd’ which is the local newspaper I think.  I know that somewhere I have some papers and lists from the club they belonged to and I shall look these out.

I do know they both loved playing table tennis and transformed the dining table into a games table by adding a small net across the middle.  Mum was always very competitive and one day she threw herself into the shot, the bat slipped from her hand and smashed through the dining room window.  It was a very awkward moment, Dad was really quite cross although it was an accident, and it was some time before he got the window repaired.

Enid May Dinnis

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5 Responses to My Sporting Parents

  1. I’m so glad you posted this, Jackie. You say bat. Is that what you call it? In ping pong we call it a paddle. We had a table in our basement and my parents played in the fifties and early sixties.

    • Hi, yes we call it table tennis and it’s a bat. I would call a paddle the thing you use in a canoe. I like this photo, Mum looks so focussed! Fancy you having a table too, it’s a good game, happy memories!

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