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Table tennis

We have installed more than 20 ping-pong tables at popular locations around Cambridge. We have also provided roll-away tables at many community centres and similar venues. They are all free for anybody to use.

Many of the tables are on our parks and open spaces, with bats and balls available to borrow from nearby kiosks or community centres. For some of the more remote locations it is a good idea to bring your own equipment.

We have provided these tables with help from the Ping! campaign, which aims to get people playing table tennis in city green spaces around the UK. It’s funded by Sport England and led by Table Tennis England.

Ping! parlour

We have also partnered with Ping! and the Grafton shopping centre to provide a Ping! parlour with 10 table tennis tables for shoppers to enjoy.

The parlour is open during normal shopping hours – like the tables around the city, it is free to use. Visit and enjoy a game whenever you’re passing.

Activities

Bat and chat for people aged 50 and over

We run informal ‘bat and chat’ sessions for older people on Wednesday mornings. Playing table tennis and simply being sociable are of equal merit – feel free to turn up and join in

  • Wednesdays, 10.30 to 11.30am at the Ping! parlour

Family drop-in sessions

We host drop-in sessions for families of all ages on Saturday mornings. An instructor is usually available to provide tips and show younger players different activities.

  • Saturdays, 10am to midday at the Ping! parlour