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Table Tennis: At 90, Jean is the oldest licensee in Vendée!

Table Tennis: At 90, Jean is the oldest licensee in Vendée!

Over 90 years old, Jean Sellier is a figure at Vendée table tennis!
Over 90 years old, Jean Sellier is a figure at Vendée table tennis! © English ping-pong club

Born in July 1977 and with 62 members divided into a racing section, a leisure section and a handball section, the Angles ping-pong club is a ping-pong club as there are dozens in Vendée.

Except that he has in his ranks, the oldest member of the Table Tennis Committee Vendée.

Indeed, Jean Sellier, born November 4, 1931, is the oldest table tennis player in Vendée still active. After serving as treasurer of the department committee in the 1980s and evolving into a Yonnais club, Jean Sellier joined the Angles club. After a five-year hiatus due to health problems, the young non-agent came out with rockets and cannons last September.

“We had not seen him in our training for 4 to 5 years”recalls Arnaud Courrin, president of the club.

“Then last September, during the association’s forum, he came back to see us. He had previously gone to his doctor, who had given him the right to resume sports activity. He just told us he would not be competing anymore, but that he was returning to the club, for the pleasure of sweating! »

Always a positive thought

Living in La Tranche-sur-Mer, like the other members of the club, he comes by car to Angles to practice his passion. “Since his return, he has been equal to himself. He is discreet, plays with everyone and always thinks positively. »

A real example for the new generation of a club that just wants to progress. “Currently we have 62 members. We would love to see our ranks grow, with the arrival of 15 to 20 new players, from the Angles and surrounding communities. »

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Practical information

So, to join the ranks of Arnaud Courrin’s club, just call 06 88 73 29 00. The training takes place on Monday from 20:00 to 22:00, on Wednesday from 18:30 to 22:00, 30:30 to 20:00 for young people. by a qualified trainer. And finally on Friday from 18:30 to 20:30.

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