Ping! serves up another spectacular summer of ping pong
It's been a record-breaking year for Ping!, the nation’s biggest street festival, with an estimated ONE MILLION visits to its free table tennis tables.
The Ping! festival was managed and delivered by Table Tennis England and has been coordinated in Middlesbrough and Redcar by Tees Valley Sport working with Ormesby Table Tennis Club, Swerve Table Tennis Club and Redcar & Cleveland Council over the summer. The tables and equipment were provided free of charge thanks to funding from Sport England and were located in parks, shopping centres, workplaces and even at the summit of Roseberry Topping!
Tees Valley Sport Chair, Mike Crawshaw says ‘The great thing about ping pong is that no level of experience or ability is required – simply anyone can play – from the very young to the elderly; Ping! is wonderfully addictive and the informal programme in Middlesbrough and Redcar will have inspired many people who wouldn’t normally have ever considered playing table tennis to try the game’