Always fancied trying a game of Ping Pong?
Table tennis has been around for over 140 years and in that time a lot has changed since its humble beginnings being played in homes by the upper classes to now being played by millions of players in hundreds of countries all over the world.
Table tennis (or Ping Pong as it is more commonly known in the US) was invented in 1880s Victorian England. It was an adaptation of the popular game lawn tennis as a way of continuing to play inside during the winter when it was too cold to play outside.
The Ping Pong Parlour is open daily at Longton Exchange Shopping Centre and it’s FREE to play!
In conjunction with Ping! and Table Tennis England, Ping Pong Parlours are ‘pop-up’ spaces (usually empty shop units), filled with table tennis tables to provide a fun, accessible venue for passers-by to play ping pong for free! They form part of a vision to inspire people to get active and lead happier, healthier lifestyles by introducing table tennis into the places they already spend time in their everyday lives.
The Parlours in the UK have been so popular that The Ping Pong Parlour project was shortlisted for a prestigious Sports Industry Award in 2019.
Anyone can play, regardless of age or ability and it’s FUN!
If you haven’t tried it before, why not give it a go? It’s FREE to play!
The parlour is open daily from 12 noon until 3pm.