Play ping-pong for free in the UK

pingWho doesn’t like a game of ping-pong? No-one, that’s who. What’s not to like? There’s minimal running around involved and it kinda makes you feel like a giant. At, our abilities range from barely-able-to-hold-a-bat-the-right-way to ping-pong-demon. So we’re excited about the growing number of free ping pong tables that are cropping up all over the place.

Once upon a time, not so long ago, ping pong tables lived exclusively in dusty corners of church halls and youth club basements. But all that has changed. You’ll now find tables in train stations, housing estates, museums, markets, pubs and public squares. And it’s all because of Ping!

Ping! is a street table tennis project funded by Sport England. What began as a tentative flirtation with the game has turned into a full-on love affair. When Ping! launched in London three years ago there was just one outdoor table. Since then, over 800 public ping-pong tables have been installed as part of the Ping! project.

This summer Ping! takes table tennis to even more eye-catching and unexpected locations. A record 13 regions are taking part in Ping! 2013. They are: Birmingham, Brighton & Hove, Bristol, Cambridge, Cornwall, Kettering, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Middlesbrough, Northampton, Oxford and Sheffield. To join the fun, simply borrow a bat from the side of the table and play ball!

Check the website to find your nearest table and get involved!