Ping! is a national table tennis initiative which sees table tennis tables installed in busy places for 6-8 weeks during the summer. The aim is to get as many people as possible playing the game, free of charge, in social, competitive and imaginative ways.
The University has retained a table permanently as part of the Ping! legacy and everyone is invited to have a go. Bats and balls are supplied: to join in the fun, just borrow a bat from the side of the table, and play.
Drake's Place Gardens is open from 07:00 until dusk every day.
About Ping! Plymouth
This fantastic festival of free ping pong took place in Plymouth from 25 June - 21 August 2016. The event boasted a record number of tables, bats and balls bouncing into 27 sites around Plymouth, from parks and shopping centres to the Armada Way piazza and Royal William Yard. The festival's aim was to get as many people as possible playing the game, free of charge, in social, competitive and imaginative ways. The event also aimed to build a community who want to continue playing table tennis long after the festival was over.
Ping! Plymouth was delivered by Table Tennis England in partnership with Plymouth City Council's Sports Development Unit and was funded by Sport England.