Table tennis in London

Table tennis (or ping pong, or whiff whaff for the sillier among you) is one of our favourite sports. Probably because of the Baby-sized bats/paddles you need to play the sport. So we’re loving this innovation from the London Olympics 2012 team.

All over London, table tennis tables are popping up. There are 100 in all, and they’ll be there for the next month – completely free of charge. So you can simply wander up and play any time you feel like it.

The idea is to encourage people to take up the game, as the Olympic Committee have resolved to get 1,000,000 more people playing sport by 2012. And Table tennis is the perfect choice as summed up quite brilliantly by our dear Mayor BoJo at the Beijing Olympics closing ceremony:

“There you have, I think, the essential difference between us and the rest of the world. Other nations such as the French looked at the dining table and saw the opportunity to have dinner. We looked at the dining table and saw an opportunity to play whiff whaff.”

And who can argue with that?!

(source: TreeHugger)

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