Ping pong tables to help Stratford residents back on their game post-lockdown - The Stratford Observer

Ping pong tables to help Stratford residents back on their game post-lockdown

PING pong tables will ensure Stratford residents can have a ball when outdoor lockdown restrictions have eased.

Town councillors Kevin Taylor and Cohl Warren Howles have been working with Table Tennis England to bring the equipment to various locations across Stratford through the Ping! scheme, which aims to encourage people outdoors and to get active.

Coun Kevin Taylor said: “We are thrilled to be working with Table Tennis England and to expand this national initiative.

“Ping! provides yet more opportunities for people in Stratford to enjoy healthy activities for free. Through partnerships like this we are making sport more accessible to everyone, investing in the wellbeing of our residents and trying to address health inequalities across our communities.

“Just ten minutes of physical activity can improve our mood, and we know this has been a huge positive factor for many during the pandemic. Under the current national lockdown Ping! equipment is not available but once restrictions are lifted I look forward to seeing people from all over the town making the most of these fantastic free facilities.”

Although not currently in use, tables and accessories have been registered outdoors at Knights Lane in Tiddington, Hodgson’s Green, Shottery Fields, Alveston Manor Leisure Club, Stratford Football Club and the Recreation Ground. Five new tables at locations requested by residents in a survey will also be installed.

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