Summer ping pong ding dong in Kettering

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People in Kettering will be able to put a ping in their step this summer as table tennis tables are set up around the town.

The tables will appear at local landmarks, open spaces, parks and events from the middle of July, as part of a scheme called Ping! which is run by Northamptonshire Sport.

They will be up until September for everyone – from complete novices to seasoned table tennis players – to enjoy. To join in the fun, would-be ping pong players can borrow a bat and ball from the side of the table or from the Ping! co-ordinator or bring your own.

Backed by National Lottery funding from Sport England, Ping! Northants is run in partnership with the Kettering Table Tennis League and Kettering council, who have helped organise a programme of ping pong events and activities.

Greg Yarnall, from Northamptonshire Sport, said: “We want to get people taking up and playing sport more regularly. Table tennis appeals to lots of people of every age and background, it’s a great way to get active.

“As well as the free play, courses are also being arranged for beginners and 50+ groups to take up and join this fast growing sport.”