Ping! is an innovative three year street ping pong project which provides people with opportunities to play social and competitive table tennis, free of charge. The aim is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK playing – to bring about a sense of community spirit and get more people playing sport on the run up to the Olympics.
Ping! sees a month of activity and tables popping up in unusual and remarkable places. Marked ‘Stop and Play’, the tables are up for all to enjoy. Bats and balls are supplied: to join in the fun just borrow a bat from the side of the table! As well as free-play, each ping-pong table features a varied programme of master-classes, competitions and free to join activities.
In 2010 Ping! London saw 100 ping-pong tables pop up across the capital’s landmarks – from Soho Square to Westfield Shopping Centre, Tate Britain to the British Library to Heathrow’s Terminal 3. In 2011, Ping! expanded to two cities; Birmingham and Hull. From Cadbury World to The Hippodrome and from Paragon Station to the Museum Quarter, the tables made their mark on the public.
Ping! will be making it’s return in 2012 with an even bigger and wider programme.