It’s one year on from a breathtaking display of table tennis and para table tennis at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth games, and the appetite to play in Birmingham is still very much alive, seen most recently at the Birmingham Festival 23.

As a well as the opportunity to play table tennis, the free-to-access Birmingham Festival 23, provided live music and performance, have-a-go sessions, creative activities and digital content on big screens across Centenary Square, Birmingham.

Play in Centenary Square (picture by @calfordimages)

From July 28th to August 6th, Birmingham Festival 23 welcomed audiences to come together to watch, listen, relax, dance and play, with table tennis featuring all day on August 3rd.

Table Tennis England, with the support of local club Continental Stars (from Perry Barr in the city), were invited along to the Festival to celebrate the official one-year anniversary of the Games.

Table Tennis England staff and Continental Stars TTC members at the event (picture by @calfordimages)

Special thanks to Continental Stars coaches, who interacted with the public, led fun and games and coaching throughout the day and even included some healthy competition.

Further thanks go to local partners the Library of Birmingham and Paradise Circus (Chamberlain Square), allowing the use their tables for the event. Both locations will continue to host free table tennis throughout the summer – so the fun can continue.

Colin Eley presents the competition winners with their prizes