Ping! 'takes-off' at Heathrow Airport

Sport England funded table tennis project, Ping!, has been shortlisted for Sports Participation Event of the Year in the Sport Industry Awards 2013.

Launched in 2010 in London, the innovative table tennis programme places ping pong tables in community for a month for all to enjoy.  After its success in London, other cities to experience the fun of the programme include Hull, Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Brighton, Sheffield, Leicester and the New Forest.

Created by Sing London – the participatory arts organisation – and delivered with the English Table Tennis Association, Ping! embraces the growing market for social table tennis and has re-established it in the public’s imagination as a fun, sociable and desirable sport to play.

Those shortlisted for the Awards will now go forward for consideration by the main judging panel, who will decide the winners in each category. The results will be announced at the star-studded Sport Industry Awards ceremony on Thursday, 2 May 2013.

Happy 'ping-pongers' enjoying a day out in Leicester