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Bungay celebrated as region's first PING! Town at opening event

PUBLISHED: 14:45 24 September 2019 | UPDATED: 14:45 24 September 2019

The launch of the tables will see a series of activites and events being held over the next few months. Photo: Warren Page / SCC

The launch of the tables will see a series of activites and events being held over the next few months. Photo: Warren Page / SCC

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Suffolk's first PING! Town was officially launched in Bungay this weekend, with the opening of four outdoor tables in the town.

The idea is to make table tennis more accessible, visible, and relevant than ever. Photo: Warren Page / SCCThe idea is to make table tennis more accessible, visible, and relevant than ever. Photo: Warren Page / SCC

On Saturday, September 21, the town council and members of the community met to officially commemorate the opening of the tables.

The tables have been made possible thanks to a wider partnership between Table Tennis England and Suffolk County Council led Most Active County Partnership.

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The launch of the tables will see a series of activities and events being held over the next few months to raise awareness of and make the most of the availability of this new resource to Bungay.

All tables have unrestricted access for anyoen to use at any time.. Photo: Warren Page / SCCAll tables have unrestricted access for anyoen to use at any time.. Photo: Warren Page / SCC

All tables will have unrestricted access for anyone to use at anytime.

Sue Collins, mayor of Bungay, said: "I am delighted that Bungay is part of the PING project and it is great to be involved in bringing something new to the town."

Table Tennis England added: "Ping! is built around the simple concept of taking ping pong to the places people already spend time, removing the barriers to participation and making the game more visible, accessible and relevant than ever before."

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