Ping! scheme expands to Rowley Fields in Stratford
A NEW table installed at Rowley Fields is the latest addition to Stratford as part of the Ping! scheme.
The initiative is a joint-venture between Stratford Town Council and Table Tennis England and has a strategy to see meaningful improvement in the health, wellbeing and quality of life for those living in the area.
Sara Aspley, chief executive at Stratford Town Trust said: “We’re thrilled to support the Ping! initiative as it fits in with our strategy of improving health and wellbeing and providing activities for young people.
“We hope the local community will take advantage of the new table tennis table and enjoy exploring all that Rowley Fields has to offer at the same time.”
Mayor of Stratford Cllr Kevin Taylor, chairman of Stratford TTC and project leader for Ping! Stratford-upon-Avon, said: “Through partnerships like this we are making sport more accessible to everyone, investing in the wellbeing of our residents and trying to address health inequalities across our communities.
“Just ten minutes of physical activity can improve our mood, and we know this has been a huge positive factor for many during the pandemic.”
Colin Eley, partnerships manager at Table Tennis England, added: “The flexible nature of the game means we can look forward to creating a wide range of different ways to play, whether competitively or socially, for people from all walks of life.
“Sharing the same passion, we’re excited to be working closely with Stratford Town Council and Stratford Town Trust to take ping pong to the people of Stratford.”