Kingfisher was created from a partnership of the Omega and Woodley Table Tennis Clubs in the mid 1980s.
Omega had to vacate their premises in Green Road, Reading due to house building plans but the then Berkshire County Council Property Office granted the Omega Club a 20-year lease on a piece of grassland on the Bulmershe School site.
Omega had already purchased a pre-war wooden school building that was being dismantled in Sonning Common. This building, bit by bit, had been transported to Green Road. Omega’s problems started when it was realised that a club with only fifteen playing members (all juniors) did not have the manpower, apart from a few willing parents, to complete the task of erecting the building on the Bulmershe School site.