Phyllis Lee, 105-years-old, is hailed as a Table Tennis Champion among her peers. She was flattered by the engraved bat she received as a birthday present.
Phyllis Lee, 105-years-old, is hailed as a Table Tennis Champion among her peers. She was flattered by the engraved bat she received as a birthday present. Linden Morris

Ping pong champ turns 105

IT IS a milestone few can hope to reach but on Saturday Phyllis Lee joined the elite club when she celebrated her 105th birthday.

The feisty great-great grandmother and mother of six said she had a secret to living a long and fulfilling life.

"It is all about very clean living," Mrs Lee said.

"I do not drink and all the rest of it."

The avid table tennis player said she was excited for what the future had in store for her.

"I am still going strong so I will take on the next year," she said when asked about celebrating her 106th birthday.

"I will also take on anyone who wants to verse me at ping pong - I love playing this game."

Born in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England on November 3, 1907, Mrs Lee moved to Australia when she was two years old and then settled in Applethorpe in 1919.

Anyone interested in taking Mrs Lee up on a game of friendly table tennis should phone Carramar on 4681 6000 to arrange a time.

Stanthorpe Border Post


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