Sport England launched Ping! the Public in London back in 2010, a new initiative to boost recreational table tennis across the Capital, and other parts of the UK.
“We’d like to see ping pong tables popping up everywhere – from village greens to university canteens, and city squares to community centres,” said Sport England’s Chief Executive, Jennie Price. “The important thing for any organization applying for a table is to demonstrate that it will be well used.”
In the year of the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, a hundred tables will be installed across the capital from Friday June 29th for up to four to six weeks, all of which are free to play and come with bats and balls. The returning Ping! initiative is backed with £280,585 Lottery money and comes from the Sing London, – the non-profit organization whose past projects include London’s Street Pianos Project and Talking Rubbish bins.Continue Reading