Building on the successful Ping! model, Table Tennis England (TTE) and Sported have identified the potential to create a community engagement programme in locations across Birmingham that would drive new levels of community participation, particularly within target audiences of those currently under-represented in table tennis.
The duration of this project, up to 18 months, coincides with the lead up to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games meaning this project could form a powerful, inclusive, sustainable legacy programme and a model for replication in other locations across England.Our view is the most effective means of engaging at the community level is via hub and spokes model. This will see the identification and selection of a key group (from the Sported network) with the interest and capacity to be able to lead a community Ping! programme, not just for their own participants, but also to engage other sporting and non-sporting groups in the area.
Location: Birmingham City Centre
Start Date: 31st May 2021