Published: 27/05/2016 11:27 - Updated: 27/05/2016 11:31

Table tennis is coming home for Cameron

COMMONWEALTH Games table tennis star Niall Cameron is returning to his native Moray to help promote the sport in the area.

Stephen Gertsen
Stephen Gertsen

London-based Cameron (36), who still plays on the British circuit, is back in Elgin next month and will be available for short demonstrations on his sport, along with coach and friend Stephen Gertsen.

Cameron is a former Elgin Academy pupil who played for Scotland in the Commonwealth Games in Manchester in 2002 and Glasgow two years ago, and has been capped more than 100 times by his country.

He will team up with Welshman Gertsen, who also competed in the Commonwealth Games andrecently took up a post as a lecturer at Moray College.

Gertsen recently hosted a table tennis coaching course at the Elgin college, where he works three days a week as part of his post for the University of the Highlands and Islands, based in Inverness.

He is keen to promote the sport further in Moray, and has lured close pal Cameron to come back north and assist in the effort to attract more people to table tennis.

“Niall is very keen to give something back to his local community and hopes to inspire the next generation of Moray youngsters,” said Gertsen.

He said both he and Cameron will be available for demonstrations on Friday, June 17.

If anyone is interested in hosting a session involving the two Commonwealth Games stars that day, they can email Stephen Gertsen on stephengertsen@hotmail.co.uk for more information.

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