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Table tennis


Ping! is a national campaign that is funded by Sport England and led by Table Tennis England. Its purpose is to get people playing sport, and specifically table tennis, in city green spaces up and down the country.

Thanks to the  Ping! initiative, over the past 3 years, we have installed 25 permanent free-to-use ping-pong tables at popular locations around Cambridge, as well as 16 rollaway tables in different community settings.

The tables are there for everybody to use and enjoy for free; to join the fun, simply pick up a bat and ball from the side of the table and get playing. There will be a ‘table minder’ nearby to replenish bats and balls as needed.

NEW: Ping! Ping Pong Parlour

We are excited to be working with the Grafton centre to provide a PING parlour for shoppers to enjoy. The Parlour is open normal shopping hours and is free for everyone to use. There are 4 tables, just come in, grab a bat and ball and enjoy a game. 

We are also running 50+ bat and chat sessions on a Wednesday, 10.30 - 11.30am from the 31 October at the Parlour. Please just turn up for this informal session.

NEW: Pickle Ping!

Whether you've tried Pickle ball or Ping! before, now is your opportunity to come along and try these two activities in one evening! This fun racket sports session is for all ages and abilities.

  • Every Thursday
  • 7.00 - 9.00pm
  • Atrium, Netherhall School and Sports Centre
  • £5.00 per session.

Community table tennis

Chinese Community Table Tennis (Mixed, all ages)

  • Queen Edith Primary School
  • Sundays 11am – 5pm
  • All ages and levels welcome
  • FREE (donation welcome)

Visit for more information.

Report damaged tables or missing equipment to the Active Lifestyles team: 01223 457532 or email: