There are tons of informal, social ping pong groups bubbling away in unusual corners of towns and cities in England.

Each colony has its own peculiarities, culture and house rules to suit the players and places to play. The groups are quirky, creative and playful, placing a greater emphasis on having fun and socializing than winning at all costs.

You’re more likely to be playing Berlin-style round-the-table than winner-stays on.

Find a social club near you