Ping! makes a return with more tables

Andrew Baggaley launching Ping! at Milton Keynes Central
Andrew Baggaley launching Ping! at Milton Keynes Central

The popular Ping! initiative has returned to Milton Keynes, offering table tennis for free around the town.

After a successful year in 2014, with tables popping up all over MK to allow passers by the opportunity to play the game free of charge, 25 tables will be appearing this year.

The initiative kicked off again on Tuesday, with Mayor Keith McLean and Milton Keynes’ own Andrew Baggaley, 2015 WCPP World Champion getting things under way.

The tables will pop up from June 16 to August 30; to join in the fun, simply grab a bat from the side of the table and play – absolutely free of charge.

Ping! Milton Keynes is delivered in Milton Keynes by Milton Keynes Council with support from Make a Difference in partnership with centre:mk, intu, the Hub, Xscape, The Buszy, St Andrew’s Church, Lakes Estate Activity Project, The Parks Trust, Campbell Park Parish Council, Bletchley Leisure Centre, Station Square and Gt Linford Local Centre.

Vicki Clark, Milton Keynes Council Sports Development team manager said: “Over 5,000 people played on our Ping! Milton Keynes tables in 2014 and we want even more people to discover how much fun the game is this summer.

“We are particularly keen to encourage people to meet to play regularly with a view to carrying on playing beyond August.”