Ping! festival launches in Milton Keynes this week

Andrew Baggeley gets ready for this week'sPing! launch
Andrew Baggeley gets ready for this week'sPing! launch
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Popular ping pong festival Ping! will be bouncing back onto the streets of Milton Keynes this summer for its third successive year!

Milton Keynes Council’s Sports Development Team will launch the Ping! festival this Friday in Queens Court, Central Milton Keynes between 10am and 2pm.

Everyone is welcome to come along and give it a go. There will be guest appearance by Andrew Baggaley - the reigning 2016 WCPP World Champion - and the Milton Keynes Mayor.

Andrew is a three times English Men’s Singles National Champion and England’s leading table tennis medallist of all time at the Commonwealth Games, winning 2 Gold Medals, 3 Silver Medals & 1 Bronze medal. 

The Ping! Festival is completely free – all you have to do is grab one of the bats and balls provided at the tables, choose a willing opponent and get playing.

As well as free play there will be lots of ‘Random Acts of Ping Pong’ taking place around the tables.

Last year, Ping! tables nation-wide saw nearly 1.3 million visits during the festival and even more are expected this summer, with 21 towns and cities hosting the ping pong extravaganza.

Table tennis tables will be popping up in parks, malls, precincts and piazzas, and in many iconic locations.

In Milton Keynes new locations and partners include Bletchley Park, MK Museum, The Drop Off Café – Newport Pagnell and Fred Roche Gardens.

These locations and more can be discovered through the table finder at www.pingmiltonkeynes.co.uk.