Table Tennis has arrived at Rowley Fields

WE’RE pleased to announce that a new table tennis table has been installed at Rowley Fields. It is the latest addition to Stratford as part of the Ping! initiative, a joint venture between Stratford-upon-Avon Town Council and Table Tennis England.

Sara Aspley, Chief Executive at Stratford Town Trust said: “We’re thrilled to support the Ping! initiative as it fits in with our strategy of improving health and wellbeing and providing activities for young people. We hope the local community will take advantage of the new table tennis table and enjoy exploring all that Rowley Fields has to offer at the same time. We also look forward to our Trustee, Cllr Tony Jackson challenging the new Mayor to a match!”

Stratford’s newest Mayor, Cllr Kevin Taylor who is the project leader for Ping! Stratford-upon-Avon said: “ 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.”

Colin Eley, Partnerships Manager at Table Tennis England, said: “The flexible nature of the game means we can look forward to creating a wide range of different ways to play, whether competitively or socially, for people from all walks of life. Sharing the same passion, we’re excited to be working closely with Stratford upon Avon Town Council and Stratford Town Trust to take ‘Ping Pong to the People’ of Stratford upon Avon.“