Ping! served up across South Norfolk

Last year, South Norfolk Council’s Ping! Festival saw four permanent outdoor table tennis tables being homed in Mulbarton, Hethersett, Poringland and Harleston.

This year the Council will roll out the sporting initiative to communities across both South Norfolk and Broadland following news that Table Tennis England have awarded funding for six new permanent tables.

Two tables will be placed in the Broadland area and four in South Norfolk, in locations which will see high footfall and where impact will be greatest.

South Norfolk Cabinet member Yvonne Bendle said: “This is really good news and we will prioritise communities where there is limited access to health and fitness facilities. The six new tables will be available to help residents of all ages increase their fitness levels and encourage residents who are not currently physically active to have a go.”

Improving the health and wellbeing of residents is a priority for South Norfolk Council and Ping helps people take small steps into fitness. The council then helps support residents to participate more regularly in other activities.

Councillor Bendle added: “Our new Ping! tables will allow us to provide opportunities for people to get fit in our more rural communities. Table Tennis is loads of fun and it’s surprising just how physical and energetic it can be.”

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