Welcome to the English Ping Pong Association, we’re a not-for-profit collective with the aim of increasing the number and diversity of people playing social, and casual ping pong. We would love you to be part of the ping pong revolution with us, and have put together this guide to introduce you to the website, and all the ways you can get involved…
Ping pong (and table tennis – it’s the same game) isn’t just fun, its really good for you too, both socially, and more selfishly as an individual. Click the following images to find out how:
The EPPA was founded by Andy James, and twins Dan & Will Lines in 2011, and now has hundreds of members across the whole country. You too can join us by signing up to the mailing list, following @pingpongengland on Twitter or ‘liking’ Ping Pong England on Facebook.
Now you’re a member, we’ll make sure you’re among the first to know about anything involving bats, balls and a table. You can find all the tables near you by clicking on the map:
You can check the dates of organised events, and even add your own to the social calendar. You can search by type of event, so only the ones most relevant to you come up:
If you can’t find what you’re looking for near you, get in touch, we’re always happy to give advice on getting you started, we’ll even send you a pack of information telling you how to get the simplest, and most ambitious ping pong projects up and running. In the meantime, keep checking our blog for tips and advice, or sign up to be part of the Next Big Ping, the first national ping pong day on August 3rd. The day invites people to come together over any table tennis table they can find – or make on the day. There are hundreds of public tables up and down the country, but the EPPA are also encouraging people to bring tables out on to the street from homes and workplaces, or even to improvise a ping pong surface on the day from whatever’s at hand. Find out how to get involved:
And, as if all that isn’t enough, the EPPA have created the new social ping pong network Plan-It Ping Pong, where you can promote your Next Big Ping project, share ideas, join existing communities, start new ones yourself, add photos and invite people to come and play some ping pong: