If you love art, table tennis or both, here’s your chance to showcase your design flair across the city of Birmingham!
Table Tennis England, through our Ping! Birmingham project, invite you to design your very own table tennis table top, and win the chance of having your design displayed on public tables across the city and sharing the spotlight of the 2022 Commonwealth Games!
All you need to do is use the link below to download a template, print off to add your design, then get creative! You’ll need to include a different design in each of the 4 sections. For each section, follow the themes of Equality, Diversity, Well-Being and Community – what do they mean to you?
Then take a photo or scan and send back to us by 17th June 2022. Winners announced w/c 20th June 2022.
Children and adults are welcome to enter. The top three designs win a bat and ball set!
About the project
Table Tennis England is using the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games as an opportunity to raise awareness and exposure to the sport, and a platform from which to raise participation and provide opportunities to strengthen communities and improve well-being.
It’s important that the values of the Commonwealth Games (bring people together, improve health and wellbeing, help the region to grow and succeed, be a catalyst for change, put us on the global stage) are harnessed, and we’re using the many outdoor tables all over Birmingham to connect communities and offer new opportunities to play.
Therefore to mark the arrival of the games we’re launching a schedule of B2022 themed outdoor table refurbishment aiming to breathe life into the nine old, concrete, outdoor tables and raise the profile of table tennis locally.
The tables to refurbish are situated within Birmingham’s parks and opens spaces. These tables are permanent structures which have been in place for around six years, but do have a ‘shelf life’ in terms of appeal and being fit for purpose.
This project will re-generate tables, raising the appeal and increasing opportunity to play for many more years to come – a lasting legacy from the Commonwealth Games. What better way to bring them back to life than with a winning public design!
We know there is a strong appetite for table tennis across Birmingham – when first introduced in 2011, ‘Ping! Brum’ saw 60,000 people take up the offer to play across 50 public tables as well as boasting a strong infrastructure of clubs and places to play within a five-mile radius of the city centre. By 2015, this figure had increased to 65,056 people playing.