NAILSWORTH Mayor Jonathan Duckworth celebrated National Table Tennis Day last week with a game on the new outdoor table at the King George V playing fields.
It was a family outing from Duckworth as Jonathan brought his son and daughter, Rosie and William, to celebrate the third National Table Tennis Day, a promotion designed to bring people together for fun and promote the sport.
The mayor said: “We had a lot of fun playing ping-pong in the park: being outside added another dimension, especially since the breeze had to be taken into account.
“The table is there to be used, so come to the playing fields and give it a try. ”
The new equipment is part of a £ 45,000 package awarded to City Council by Fields in Trust, an organization that protects open public spaces for the future.
The money was awarded to celebrate the Trust’s 90th anniversary and, in addition to the table tennis functionality, it allowed the council to install outdoor gymnastics equipment, a picnic table and benches. and renovate the car park, tennis courts and changing rooms. .
Mr. Duckworth added: “City Council is delighted that we have been able to improve the facilities at the King George V playgrounds thanks to the grant from Fields in Trust. ”
For now, players are required to provide their own rackets and balls, but the council is exploring the possibility of obtaining equipment that will be available for hire.