Thursday, February 12, 2015

Play Table Tennis | Good Places in London

Did you know that according to some sources, the original inventor of table tennis were a group of British soldiers back in the 1800s? Despite of this rumored claim, table tennis in the UK is not really a quite popular type of sport. It's probably due to the reason that there are only few places in London that offers training facilities or playing ground to all interested players.

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In my searches, I came across several good places in London to play table tennis. Check them out on this following list:

1. Bounce - 121 Holborn, EC1N2TD

In order for you to play table tennis or ping pong at "Bounce", it is required to book your group consisting of at least 6 (minimum) individuals during peak hours. If you have a smaller number of group (less than 6 individuals), you are allowed to book your schedule during the off-peak hours only.

What makes Bounce one of the best place to play table tennis is that, they always have free tables for the purpose of serving them to any walk-in guests or players.

Prices:

Off-Peak L10.00 (30 mins) and L18.00 (60 mins)

On-Peak L13.00 (30 mins) and L26.00 (60 mins)

Schedule:

Monday to Saturday before 6 PM. Sunday off-peak all day! (12 PM to 11 PM).

Official Website:

http://www.bouncepingpong.com/

2. Ping - 180-184 Earl's Court Rd, SW5 9QG

"Ping" is an interesting place to play table tennis along with your family or friends because it offers a perfect game room with kitchen and bar. In short, it's a good place to have some fun, relax and unwind.

Official Website:

http://www.weloveping.com/

3. Pongathon - Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, E1 6LA

"Pongathon" is actually a social playground that is dedicated to all ping pong lovers. What makes Pongathon unique is that, it they feature surprising events. Some of these events include Tournament Play, Private Play, Challenge Pongbot, Record Attempts, Mini Challenge and Pro Players.

Official Website:

http://www.pongathon.com/

Cheap Places in London to Play Table Tennis


You may find the above lists quite expensive from your pocket but on this following list offers alternative places with cheaper prices.

1. Barnet - BTTC

"BTTC" (Barnet Table Tennis Club) is open to any adult players with learning disabilities. What makes them an interesting table tennis club is that they have partnership with the Special Olympics Barnet.

For more information about BTTC, contact Lindsay Wilson at Barnet Mencap (020-8349-3842).

2. Bromley - Kemnal Table Tennis Club

Bromley's Kemnal Table Tennis Club is open to all ages including individuals with disabilities. The exact location of the club is at the Sports Hall, Kemnal Technology College, Sevenoaks Way, Sidcup DA14 5AA.

For more information, contact Len Pilfold (0208-850-3910).

3. Croydon - Monks Hill Table Tennis Club

For more information about Croydon's Monks Hill Table Tennis Club, contact Mr. Lan Moir (020-8657-1457).

4. Kingston - Graham Spicer Table Tennis Club

For more information about Kingston's Graham Spicer Table Tennis Club, contact Jane Barella (0202-8287-9346).

5. Islington - Finsbury Table Tennis Club

Islinton's Finsbury Table Tennis Club also offer Junior Coaching.

For more information about Finsbury Table Tennis Club, contact Sanket Shah (020-7253-2346).

6. Enfield - Ellenborough Table Tennis Club

For more information about Enfield's Ellenborough Table Tennis Club, contact Sylvia Tyler (01673-8435655).

If it happens that you know some other good places to play table tennis in London that has not been mentioned on the list above, feel free to suggest them on the Comment Form provided below.

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