Ping pong parlour launches in Weston-super-Mare’s Sovereign Shopping Centre

PUBLISHED: 18:00 19 January 2018

Free Ping Pong Parlour at the Sovereign Centre.

Free Ping Pong Parlour at the Sovereign Centre.


A ping pong parlour has launched in Weston-super-Mare’s Sovereign Shopping Centre.

The parlour has three tables, which are free to use, with bats and balls also provided.

Located in shop unit 16/17, next to Wilko, it will stay in the Sovereign Centre, in High Street, until the end of March and will be open during normal shopping hours.

Depending on its success, it could stay for longer, or alternatively be moved to another unit within the shopping centre.

Free Ping Pong Parlour at the Sovereign Centre.Free Ping Pong Parlour at the Sovereign Centre.

The nationwide initiative is one of nine nationwide and has been funded by Table Tennis England in partnership with shopping centres, making use of empty retail units.

Table Tennis England’s projects officer, Helen Dennett, said: “Following the success of our other parlours around the country, we are delighted that a ping pong parlour has opened in Weston and we are sure it will be very well received by the community.

“Tables in empty retail units provide a fun and accessible venue for passers-by to play ping pong for free, as well as creating a buzz in shopping centres and the high streets.

“They form part of our vision to inspire people to get active and lead happier, healthier lifestyles by introducing table tennis into the places they already spend time in their everyday lives.”

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