Free ping pong hits the streets

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ALMOST 40 table tennis tables have been set up around Sheffield's landmarks to get people paying the sport.

The tables have been placed in the city as part of the Ping! Scheme, backed by Sheffield Council and national organisations, which is putting over 600 tables around cities in the UK ahead of this summer's Olympic Games.

The free-to-play tables will be in the city for a month from today. After the month they will be installed in parks and estates or donated to organisations in the city.

Coun Isobel Bowler, council cabinet member for culture, said: “It's great to see sport coming onto the streets for people to experience.”

Ping! Sheffield launches in Barker’s Pool at 10am.