That money has enabled them to purchase forehead thermometers, hand sanitizer, signage for the newly created one-way system, plastic barriers between tables and new bats and table tennis balls at a time when income has been squeezed.
Another idea had been to adapt an outdoor area of the club to enable some tables to be moved outside, but that has been put on the back-burner whilst more funding is sought.
Internal changes mean the number of available tables has been reduced from 16 to a maximum of nine.
The club – who have teams in Welsh leagues and across the UK – is home to a number of players in various Welsh squads, who took up the sport initially as a fitness and enjoyment activity.
As well as Hursey and Davies, numerous current and potential future Welsh champions are coached by Thomas.
“We have about a dozen players who are representing Wales at the moment at different levels and some of them head off to play all around the world,” says Emma.
“But all members, whatever level they’re playing at – and plenty come along for fun, exercise and for social interaction – have been really supportive about the changes and are just anxious to keep playing.
“In one sense, table tennis is a sport that lends itself quite naturally to social distancing because you have the natural barrier of the table between players.
“What, I think, everyone has missed, though, is the social aspect – so many people were desperate to get back here for the interaction with others, because table tennis, as well as having lots of other things going for it, can be a really sociable sport.”