Ping! London: A Free Street Table Tennis Project

Events, Things to Do, What's New — By Erin Gallagher Maury on June 28, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Pick up a bat & try England’s favorite Victorian sport

24 July – 22 August

Photo: Julio Albarrán

This summer London’s airports, train stations, tourist spots, landmarks, parks and squares will host 100 free “stay & play” ping pong tables to promote the sport and encourage participation. In addition to the bats & balls to borrow and the free play, there will be an array of ping pong activities over four weeks in 65 locations across the city. Quizzes & contests will be held at the National History and Geffrye Museums and The British Library, tournaments & master classes at various locations and a sing/ping a-long in the Victoria Embankment Gardens along the Thames.

This month of street table tennis, the world’s 2nd most popular sport by the way (after football/soccer), has been arranged by Sing London, a participatory arts organization who brought a street piano project to London last summer. For more information visit Ping!.

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