SNOW on the roof doesn't mean there's no fire in the belly.
At the Goonellebah Table Tennis Club, players are on a coffee break when The Northern Star visits, but there's no shortage of enthusiasm when they are asked to demonstrate a doubles match.
Off the court these table tennis players might look like your average senior citizen, but when they step up to play, watch out.
While some are out for a gentle hit in between a chat, others are keen to show their prowess in a singles or doubles game.
But win, lose or draw, everyone seems to being enjoying themselves and there's plenty of laughter floating across the tables.
Club president Gary Rose said the club has around 100 members, with up to 30 attending each Tuesday and Thursday.
According to member Ron Thornhill, table tennis is the ultimate sport for senior fun and fitness.
Thornhill, a young 75, said the social players meet between 9am and 12.30pm every Tuesday and Thursday.
"Table tennis is the best sport for keeping active and aerobic fitness,” he said.
"We are also a very welcoming club and have people playing from their 50s up well into their 80s.”
He said the game involves strategy and agility and its benefits include improved general fitness, improved cardiac health, stronger bones, better hand-eye co-ordination and improved mental acuity.
On the fitness side, the speed, the spin and placement of the ball are vital in table tennis and studies have shown older players may experience an increase in focus.
Playing table tennis encourages an improvement of balance which is especially important for seniors as being able to move quickly and change direction are key aspects for successful table tennis rallies.
But don't be fooled by a sweet smile, there's some deadly serves lurking behind these welcoming smiles.
Thornhill said as well as being good for your health, the social side means you'll make new friends and have a laugh.
"Above all, our social table tennis is a lot of fun and we have a coffee afterwards,” he said.
"New members are always welcome and it's very affordable sport.”
Each Tuesday and Thursday morning senior players are welcome to come to the club which meets at the facility behind the Lismore Worker's Club at 202 Oliver Ave, Goonellabah.