It’s Time to Play: Ping-Pong

Tuesday 19th July 2022

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With Birmingham hosting the Commonwealth Games this summer, it promises to be an exciting opportunity to get more people, particularly those unrepresented in the sport, seeing and engaging with table tennis.

The Commonwealth Games often referred to as the Friendly Games, is an international multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. The event was first held in 1930, and, apart from 1942 and 1946, has taken place every four years since then.

Woman playing ping-pong
Woman playing ping-pong
The Future of Table Tennis

Table Tennis was initially an optional event on the Commonwealth Games schedule and was first introduced at Manchester in 2002. It’s proven so popular that it now has ‘Core Sport’ status, meaning it will remain on the schedule at all future Games. 

In August 2019, Para Table Tennis was announced as one of three additional sports to be added to the Birmingham 2022 program. 

Woman playing ping-pong
Woman playing ping-pong
The Benefits

What’s more is that table tennis is a fun, risk-free sport people of any age can get involved with, some benefits of table tennis include the fact it improves hand-eye coordination; develops mental acuity; improves reflexes; and overall offers a social outlet.

Ping Pong at Lakeside Village

Sounds good right? Customers of Lakeside Village are encouraged to give this versatile sport a go in its very own pop-up ping-pong parlour, with free equipment, what are you waiting for. Located in unit 9 near Sports Direct, it is a one-stop place for those who want to take a small break from shopping and experience something unique, click here to find out more.

If you enjoy this sport why not join us at our Summer of Fun & Games event which will last from the 30 July to the 4 September for a summer full of FREE sports-themed activities for the whole family, click here to find out more.

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Ping Pong Parlour at Lakeside Village