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Ping Pong in the park on offer in Solihull


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Local residents will soon be playing ping pong for free in Solihull’s parks, thanks to a new partnership between Solihull Council and Table Tennis England.

Tables have been installed in several local parks, including Elmdon Park, Olton Jubilee Park and Meriden Park, to name just a few.  When the COVID restrictions are fully lifted, there will be shared use table tennis bats and balls, but until then people are encouraged to bring their own.

In his recent role as Cabinet Member for Leisure, Tourism & Sport, Councillor Joe Tildesley said:

“We’re really grateful to Table Tennis England for their support, and I hope we will see more people enjoying this sport, having fun and making friends in the process. Table Tennis is a great way to increase physical activity levels and get fitter. And by the way – we will be posting clear instructions by the tables to help if you’re a bit rusty on the rules!”

The project is part of Solihull Active’s ‘Solihull on the Move’, an initiative by the Council to create healthier, stronger and more sustainable communities through physical activity and sport.

Jack Grundy from Table Tennis England added: “Table Tennis is a very flexible sport, and people with varying levels of fitness can choose to play either socially or competitively. We’re passionate about Table Tennis and very excited to be able to support Solihull Active in getting more people active and healthy for FREE.”


Written by: David Watkins

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