A new table tennis table has been erected in Millennium Park to promote healthy activity. Sports charity Wesport collaborated with North Somerset Council, Nailsea Active, local Police and Nailsea Town Council to get the table in place.
The table, installed in January, was a result of conversations initiated by Wesport and Table Tennis England over two years ago. Plans were in place to develop the Ping Pong Parlour in Nailsea Precinct, but with its closure, S106 funding was sought to purchase a permanent table for the park. Nailsea Town Council has given a contribution towards the funding of the table.
Lisa Wood, Health & Activity Project Manager for Wesport says:
“Table tennis is enjoyed by lots of people and when the parlour was closed, we partnered with Nailsea Active, North Somerset Council, Nailsea Town Council and the local Police to create a permanent outside facility for local residents and businesses to use. Our aim is to get people to build physical activity into their day, and the table provides a great opportunity to do this.”
The table has already seen good use – and it’s even been rumoured to have been played on recently by a local English international table tennis champion! If you enjoy table tennis, please feel free to use the table.
Clare, Mum of Lucas (11) and Henry (8, pictured) used the table this weekend in the sunshine and says it is a great addition:
“It’s great to have another facility in the park for everyone to use. I hope that people use it and take care of it.”
Table tennis bats and balls can be borrowed from No 65 The High Street, Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday 9am-1pm. Once Scotch Horn Leisure Centre reopens, you’ll be able to borrow equipment from the reception too.