The above expanded festival has returned until the end of August.

As with last year’s event, which drew around 450 people in the first week alone, Ping! volunteers keep the tables stocked with bats and balls. On top of free use of the tables, there is also the chance to take part in ping pong master classes and competitions at various locations throughout the borough.

There will also be a competition to mark National Table Tennis Day on 14 July 2016 at Croydon’s Centrale shopping centre.

This summer’s Ping! Croydon locations include:

  • Matthews Yard
  • Wandle Park
  • Thornton Heath Recreation Ground
  • Croydon Arena
  • Fieldway Community Centre
  • Lost Format Society rooftop cinema, Fairfield Halls car park (three tables)

After the festival is over many of the tables will remain installed in parks and estates on a permanent basis or donated to organisations for the benefit of the community.