Town Centre shoppers can now enjoy playing free table tennis as the The Brunel Centre's Ping Pong Parlour.
The Parlour, which can be found on the top floor of The Brunel Arcade near to The Crossing, offers two tables and will be open during normal centre opening hours
An additional table, in another location within the centre, will be added in the coming weeks. There is no charge and bats and balls are provided.
The Brunel have teamed up with Table Tennis England, the sport’s National Governing Body, to bring this project to life. Jane Stewart, Centre Manager said: “We’re really pleased the free Ping Pong Parlour has joined us at The Brunel.
"It’s a great addition to the facilities at The Crossing and we’re expecting it to be really popular with both adults and children alike.”
Ping Pong Parlours have already opened up in more than 50 other shopping centres nationwide and form part of Table Tennis England’s vision to inspire people to get active and lead happier, healthier lifestyles by introducing table tennis into unexpected, non-traditional places.
Other initiatives delivered by Table Tennis England helping to achieve this, include Ping!, a street ping pong project which places hundreds of outdoor tables in public places of towns and cities; Loop, which introduces table tennis into the workplace; and Ping in the Community, which provides table tennis opportunities for community organisations.