Ping pong hits the boardroom

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Workers in Leeds are being urged to take up table tennis.

The city is one of the 19 across England to host Ping!, the summer table tennis festival bringing ping pong to the people.

Building on the success of Ping! Table Tennis England, the sport’s national governing body, has launched ‘Loop’ - a scheme to encourage participation in social table tennis in a range of non-sporting settings including the office.

Phil Smith, Sport England’s director of sport, said: “With increasingly busy lifestyles, it can often be difficult to find the time to be as active as we want to be. That’s why projects like Loop are so important. It takes sport right to people, and at the same time helps to bring people together like never before.”

Teamed up with Sport England and equipment suppliers, Loop offers discounted ‘Beat the Boss’ packages which include tables, bats, balls, trophies and games ideas.

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