Glossary of terms
A summary of the filters on our Places to Play map.
A table tennis club affiliated to Table Tennis England which is part of the PremierClub network and has agreed to follow best practice and operate in accordance with Table Tennis England’s Equality Policy and Safeguarding Guidelines.
Most PremierClubs have teams entered into their local league and run practise sessions.
The PremierClub programme aims to create a national network of clubs who are committed to improving player and volunteer experience, sharing best practice and increasing participation in table tennis.
A table tennis club affiliated to Table Tennis England, which has agreed to follow best practice and operate in accordance with Table Tennis England’s Equality Policy and Safeguarding Guidelines.
Most Associate clubs have teams entered into their local league and run practise sessions.
Tables that have been placed by Table Tennis England as part of the Ping! project, or by other organisations for people to play on for free.
These tables are normally in public open spaces and are not available to book so be prepared to wait your turn. The tables do not normally have bats and balls, so make sure you take your own.
We take over empty retail units, fill them with table tennis tables so visitors can play on for free! These tables are not bookable so be prepared to take your turn. Bats and balls are normally provided. As Ping Pong Parlours are temporary pop-ups we highly recommend you check with the shopping centre ahead of your visit to avoid disappointment.
Table tennis social sessions or groups, meeting regularly to play friendly games of ping pong!
Sports or leisure centres that have table tennis tables and equipment for hire.
Bat & Chat is an organised social table tennis session which targets individuals who are over 50.
TT Kidz is an inclusive and accessible programme which children aged between 7-11 can enjoy.
They will learn new skills, meet new friends, get fit and most importantly – have fun! This programme is available in table tennis clubs, local community centres and schools throughout England.
Back to TT is a social session which aims to help clubs and/or leagues encourage new or existing players, predominately in the 25-55 age range, to return to table tennis in a friendly and welcoming environment, providing a great overall experience back into the game.
Clubs or venues which have dedicated women and girls sessions, or who welcome more women and girls to join.
Dining or drinking establishments which have table tennis tables for their patrons. Please note some of these tables will have a hire charge applicable, while others may require you to purchase food and drink before use. These tables may not be available to under 18 year olds so please check ahead of your visit.
Clubs which have facilities and equipment suitable for wheelchair users.