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.
Ping! events include:
Ping! Launch Party
29 June, 12pm - 2pm, Finsbury Avenue Square
A ping pong bonanza complete with Olympic hopefuls and Parolympians and world record attempts. Head to Broadgate at lunchtime to help us celebrate the official Ping! launch and play some ping pong!
School of Ping!
7th July, 10am - 7pm, Fulham Broadway
Ping Pong schooling from beginners coaching to masterclasses in spin!
The Magic And Music Of Ping!
15 July, 12pm - 3pm, Leicester Square
Have you ever seen a ping pong table disappear? Come and join up and coming street magician Leon Thomson as he spends the day travelling the squares of Westminster with his tricks and ping pong skills. Beginning at Soho Square then travelling to Golden Square, St Anne’s, Cavendish Square before the finale in Leicester Square!