Ping! Free Ping Pong Returns To London

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Ping! Free Ping Pong Returns To London

The government's drive to boost sports participation might not have wholly succeeded, but one Olympic game is set to take over the streets, shopping centres and squares of London this summer: ping pong.

A hundred tables will be installed across the capital from tomorrow (29 June), all of which are free to play and come with bats and balls. The returning Ping! initiative is backed with Lottery money and comes from the Sing London organisation, which also brought London a platoon of playable pianos.

The scheme launches tomorrow at Broadgate tomorrow (12-2pm) with a whiff whaff masterclass and tournament. Other announced table locations include Leicester Square, Heathrow Airport, the Roundhouse and the British Library. Others are mapped here.

Go on, indulge in a spot of lunchtime wrist action.

Last Updated 28 June 2012


I don't know about anywhere else, but in Camberwell we have permanent free ping pong; there are tables on Camberwell Green and in Warwick Gardens. Have to supply your own kit, though.

Bruce Cat

Time to get my  Ping Pong gears out :)

Liberty Games

Great to see this, about time more people got into table tennis - it is actually rather fun! If of course you get hooked and need to play more : :-)

Guy Arnold

There are two tables on Leicester Square.


There's one on Camberwell Green