The Art of Ping Pong for Children in Need

The sport of table tennis will feature in several events during this year’s Children in Need charity day.

There will be an auction of  creatively-designed table tennis bats which has been organised in collaboration with some of UK’s best illustrators, designers and artists* and agency Fivefootsix.

The project, The Art of Ping Pong, has produced a series of one-off table tennis bats, which will be auctioned off for the Children in Need charity.

The auction opened on Friday November 8 and will run until Friday November 15, coinciding with the charity’s televised appeal night.

All of the money raised through the auction of these bats (kindly supplied by Topspin Sports) will go to BBC Children in Need, who work year round to make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children in the UK.

Some of the bats are currently up to £200, but a few are still available to snap up for just over £30 (if you’re quick).

You can bid here:

‘The Art of Ping Pong’, is the second notable involvement table tennis has experienced in this year’s Children in Need campaign after GB Para Pathway Squad member Martin Perry took part in The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge.

Blackpool Table Tennis Club have also had a fundraiser for Children in Need. Junior Committee member Lyndsey Simpson organised the sponsored ‘Beat the Robot’ competition which helped to raise between £500 and £550. A superb effort by the club.

The player who got the most shots on the table won a gift voucher – Chloe Ireland won getting 54 shots on the table in a minute, beating Dad (Martin) by 1 shot

Are you doing anything table tennis-related for Children in Need this year? If so, get in touch at [email protected]

Written by Russell Moore (November 13, 2013)

* The 10 illustrators are:
Kate Copeland
Robert M Ball
Hello Marine
Remi Rough
Camille Rousseau
Lorna Scobie
Hattie Stewart
Chris Wormell
James Dawe