National #TableTennisDay is being celebrated on Wednesday 18th July, it’s a day when the whole nation comes together to celebrate all things ping pong, raise the profile of the game and encourage more people to get involved and stay active.
Hundreds of groups and organisations around the country, including Ping! cities, Ping Pong Parlours, clubs, schools and companies, will hold an event and we want to hear from more of you to help us reach our target of getting one million people playing.
To help you take part and be one in a million, Table Tennis England has put together this toolkit full of ideas and activities on how to get involved – and for everyone who registers an event and takes part, there’s a chance to win a visit from one of the England Table Tennis squad.
But that’s not all – throughout the day they’ll be the chance to win prizes by sharing photos with us on social media using the hashtag #TableTennisDay
Alongside spot prizes for photos, you can enter the following competitions:
- Serve yourself
- Best selfie
- Bling your bat
- Largest around the table
- Most impressive improvised bat
- Most interesting location for a game
- Top trick shot
Our National Event – Milton Keynes
Table Tennis England’s feature event is a showcase of what #TableTennisDay is all about.
We take over an area in a city for the day in an attempt to get passers-by to give it a go.
This year we’ll be taking over Milton Keynes by transforming intu Shopping Centre into a festival of table tennis.
There’ll be the chance to test your skills against one of our 2018 Commonwealth Games medallists, and also take part in other fun challenges too – including Choose your Weapon, Around the World and the robot challenge.
We’ll be located in intu shopping centre in central MK from 11am to 2pm, so come and help us reach our target of one million people playing on one day!
Win a visit from a Team England Star
To enter this competition:
Register your event with Table Tennis England by filling in the ‘Register your event’ form on their website
Send us a picture or video of your event and the number of participants that took part to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet/Instagram us @TableTennisEng and use the hashtag #tabletennisday.
All entries must be submitted by midnight on July 20th 2018.
For all the latest news about Table Tennis Day, visit our website and keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages and don’t forget to let us know you’re taking part by using the hashtag #tabletennisday.