Here comes Ping! Bristol - are you ready to play?
‘Flim-Flam', 'Gossima', 'Whiff Whaff’, ‘Ping Pong’ - whatever the name it's time to get ready to play in Bristol.
From Friday, June 29 local people of all ages and abilities can take part in Ping! Bristol, where 46 ping pong tables will spring up at local landmarks, open spaces, tourist attractions and parks across the city.
The tables will be up for four weeks for everyone - from complete novices to seasoned table tennis players - to enjoy. To join in the fun, would-be ping pong players simply borrow a bat and ball from the side of the table or from the Ping! Bristol volunteer or even bring your own……and get started.
Backed by National Lottery funding from Sport England, Ping! Bristol is produced in association with the city council who have organised a programme of ping-pong events and activities.
‘We are delighted to a part of the national Ping! Initiative,” says Bristol’s executive member for festivals and communities, Councillor Guy Poultney. ‘We want to get people taking up and playing sport more regularly. Table tennis appeals to lots of people of every age and background. And there will be the chance to play in some of Bristol’s best-loved parks and city centre spaces.”
Speaking about Ping! Sport England Chair Richard Lewis, said:
“Ping! has proved one of our most successful sports participation projects, attracting over 150,000 participants to date. Moreover, our research shows that once people start playing they don’t want to stop. We hope Bristol will build on this.”
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