Years in the making, the Waitemata Table Tennis Club in Auckland recently opened a purpose-built table tennis stadium to the tune of $2 million. The modern building replaced the previous stadium that had been built by volunteers in the 1970s using second-hand materials.
The project came to fruition thanks to the help of Simon Fenwick, an architectural designer who in the 1990s travelled around the world playing table tennis. Fenwick is also the former chair of Table Tennis New Zealand.
Following the success of the Waitemata stadium build, Christchurch-based Fenwick is now receiving calls from clubs around the country who want to improve their facilities.