Ping! Table Tennis
Table tennis is a fantastic sport which can be played by anyone, irrespective of gender, age, disability or background. Although the sport is considered a low impact activity, it provides many physical, mental and social benefits to those who take part.
As little as 10 minutes of table tennis a day can improve your physical fitness, which in turn can help reduce the risk of several health issues. The activity also aids complex thinking and increases the cortex within the brain. Playing table tennis regularly can also reduce the risk of depression, stress and anxiety, whilst also improving self-esteem.
Furthermore, playing table tennis encourages people to interact with each other and develop social connections – meaning it's a great activity to reduce social isolation and loneliness.
Ping! takes ping pong out of the traditional places to play and out into the public places enabling more people to play the game. It is designed to make it ping pong really visible, accessible, sociable and irresistible, to appeal to those who didn't know they wanted to play and people who aren't normally active.
Ping Pong Parlours transform empty retail units within shopping centres into vibrant, exciting places for the public to play table tennis for free.
Outdoor Tables are also being located in various outdoor public spaces and are open for everyone to get involved in. The 'Places to Play' map is a useful place to find these opportunities.
For more formal playing opportunities have a look at our directory of Table Tennis Clubs