Leeds ,
30
May
2017

Free table tennis sessions set to take centre stage at Trinity Leeds this Friday

Visitors to Trinity Leeds will have the chance to discover the delights of table tennis as part of a special free event held this Friday.

Held on 2 June from 11am-4pm, people of all ages and abilities will be able to through the launch of this year’s Ping! Leeds campaign, play a game of table tennis in the events space located on the bottom floor of the shopping centre. Also on hand to pass on expert tips and maybe spot a potential star of the future will be a number of qualified coaches.

Table tennis is a brilliant way in which to have fun and stay active, and with all equipment also provided, this is your chance to discover why so many people around the world love the sport so much. Since its introduction in 2014, the Ping! Leeds campaign has seen table tennis tables located in a range of unique city settings including Leeds Kirkgate Market, Roundhay Park Tropical World, Temple Newsam and the Corn Exchange.

Funded by Table Tennis England in partnership with Leeds City Council, to find out more about this year’s Ping! Leeds programme, please see: www.pingengland.co.uk/leeds

Councillor Kevin Ritchie, Leeds City Council’s lead member for sport, said:

“It has been fantastic as part of the Ping! Leeds campaign to see so many people of all ages and abilities pick up a bat and have great fun while playing a game of table tennis.

“What is great also about Ping! Leeds is being able to put table tennis tables in settings that you would not always expect to see the sport played in. This really adds to the enjoyment, and we would like to offer a big thank you to Trinity Leeds for kindly agreeing to host this year’s Ping! Leeds launch.”

Dan Wharton, marketing manager at Trinity Leeds, said:

“It doesn’t matter whether you’re a table tennis pro or a complete beginner – everyone is welcome to pick up a bat and join in. With experts from Ping! Leeds giving out top tips, we’re sure this fantastic free event will prove a hit with visitors at Trinity Leeds.”

For media enquiries, please contact;

Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578

Email: colin.dickinson@leeds.gov.uk

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Leeds City Council Press Office
0113- 3786007
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