Pick up a new talent at ping pong project

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It’s a sport fit for families, Paralympians and even the Lord Mayor of Sheffield...

And table tennis could be the game of the summer as tables are installed across the city as part of the national Ping! project, returning for a third year.

For the first time, the scheme is being run by The Albert Premier Table Tennis Club based in Darnall.

It was launched by Lord Mayor of Sheffield Peter Rippon and Paralympians Will Bayley and Ross Wilson - who are based at the English Institute of Sport in Attercliffe.

Head coach Shaun Alvey said the group was ‘proud’ to lead the project.

He added: “This is a great way of getting kids active and trying out a sport instead of sitting in front of the TV.”

Tables are installed at Sheffield railway station, Tudor Square, the Winter Garden, Sheffield Cathedral and Valley Centertainment, and negotiations are continuing for The Moor.