Free Table Tennis Tournament to be held at Bell Court

PING PONG at Bell Court

A free family-friendly Ping Pong fun day is coming to Bell Court in Stratford-upon-Avon at the end of July.

Organised in partnership with JLM Tennis Academy in Evesham, the tournament will be hosted by some of the area’s best table tennis players including Christof Zickert who is currently ranked in the top 150 players in the UK.

Taking place on Saturday 28th July in the central square at Bell Court, the fun day is open to everyone aged between 8 and 14 and will be a chance for young people to learn, play and test their skills against one another.

Kevin Taylor from JLM Tennis Academy, said: “For a few years now we’ve wanted to see table tennis tables be readily available for people to use in Stratford-upon-Avon so, as a club we’re incredibly excited to be hosting this event at Bell Court.

“Our junior membership has grown rapidly over the past 12 months and this tournament is a great opportunity for more young people to come along and try out the sport in a free and friendly environment. All our coaches are fully certified so parents are welcome to come along and drop their children off whilst they shop or relax in Bell Court.”

Registration for the event will take place between 9am and 10am in the Marketing Suite at Bell Court situated between Nandos and Debenhams. This will be followed by three hours of coaching before an afternoon tournament between 2pm and 4pm.

From 4pm, the table tennis tables will be available for all members of the general public to enjoy. There will also be live music from Abi K and The Swing Pigs between 2pm and 4pm.

Toby Saggers, Asset Manager at UK & European Investments, owners of Bell Court, said:

“Bell Court is proving to be a popular destination for people wanting to make the most of the recent summer weather. The table tennis fun day is just one of a number of family-orientated activities taking place this summer with outdoor games, face painting and live entertainment throughout July and August.

“We’re passionate about working with local organisations in and around Stratford and are sure this event with JLM Tennis Academy will be a huge success.”

Following the table tennis fun day, the table tennis tables will be available for people to use free of charge in Bell Court throughout the summer.

The fun day is just one part of a full summer programme of events that includes music and food, family events and outdoor games.