The nation went ping pong potty on 12th July as hundreds of schools, clubs, workplaces, local authorities and other organisations put on free events for the 4th National #TableTennisDay encouraging people to pick up a bat and have a go at our fun sport.
We had lots of entries from workplaces into our competition to win a visit from a member of the England Squad. All entrants had to do was tweet, post or email us a picture of their Loop table in use on the day.
The judges selected two worthy winners …
Birmingham based business, The Phoenix Group invited pupils from their partner school, Ark Kings Academy, to come in and take part in some fun maths based table tennis games. Phoenix have an impressive four tables which get loads of use, with regular coaching sessions, free play as well as charity tournaments.
— Phoenix Group (@PhoenixGroupUK) July 12, 2017
The Environment Agency
The Environment Agency’s South West Office in Exeter has had their outdoor Loop table for 18 months, jointly sponsored by Active Devon. Paul Barker from the Agency tells us:
“We have around 50 employees currently on our office table tennis ladder and the table is used every lunchtime from a minimum of 4 to 20 players every day!! It has been really good to see people from the different departments mixing together and enjoying this great sport, whilst developing their skills.”
To celebrate #TableTennisDay they held a doubles tournament with six teams competing in a tensely fought competition.
Congratulations to Phoenix and the Environment Agency, who both eagerly anticipate a visit from a table tennis pro!
Thanks to everyone who took the time to tweet on the day, here’s a selection of some of our favourites..
— Right Angle Events (@RA_EventsLtd) July 17, 2017
— SynergyGlobal (@this_is_synergy) July 12, 2017
— Limitless Digital (@Doncaster_Web) July 12, 2017
— Workstation (@theworkstation) July 12, 2017
— UoL Ageing Research (@livuniAgeing) July 12, 2017
— PHE North West (@PHE_NorthWest) July 12, 2017
— Prysm Group (@PrysmGroup) July 12, 2017
— DawBell (@DawBell) July 12, 2017