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Ping Pong Parlour officially opens in Walsall Saddlers Centre

Ping Pong Parlour officially opens in Walsall Saddlers Centre
Published on 04 August 2022 Print

A pop up Ping Pong Parlour has officially opened in Walsall Town Centre!

The Ping Pong Parlour is an initiative by Table Tennis England to encourage people to try a new sport this summer. Inspired by the Commonwealth Games, the parlour is free for people of all ages and abilities to come along and have a game. Located in the Saddlers Centre it’s the perfect place to pop in and try a new activity.

Opening to the public on Tuesday 2 August, the Parlour was officially opened by Councillor Gary Flint, Portfolio Holder for Health and Wellbeing, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday 3 August 2022.

Councillor Flint said, “I am delighted to open the Ping Pong Parlour for residents to enjoy for free, it’s already proving popular and it’s a great activity for people of all abilities to come along and try. With the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in full swing, I hope the people of Walsall will be feeling inspired and ready to try out a new activity.”

Melvin Glasby, Centre Manager at the Saddlers Centre, said, “It’s great to offer something new and different to the people of Walsall, and the Ping Pong Parlour is the perfect place to have a go at a new activity and enjoy as part of a day out in the town centre. It’s already proving popular and with it open all summer there’s plenty of time for everyone to have a go! It’s really great to see so many people of all ages taking part and having fun.”

Jade Griffiths, Partnerships, and Insights Officer at Table Tennis England, said, “Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is an exciting opportunity to raise awareness and expose more people to a fantastic sport and any opportunity or location we are able to raise participation, strengthen communities and improve wellbeing is much appreciated. We’re so pleased to be working with The Saddlers Centre on this Summer’s plans to celebrate table tennis and the Commonwealth Games.”

The Ping Pong Parlour will be open daily, Monday to Sunday from 10am-4pm. It is situated next to Costa Coffee in the Saddlers Centre. Please visit www.saddlersshopping.co.uk for more information.