Ringwood Town Council have added a new full-sized outdoor Table Tennis table to the facilities on Carvers Recreation Ground. The table, which is situated just in front of Carvers Clubhouse, a youth and community centre, is semi-permanent will be available for all to use at any time.
Cllr Hilary Edge (pictured above going head to head with the Town Mayor, Cllr Tony Ring), who championed the new table said, “table tennis is affordable, sociable, good for your health and great fun especially in an outdoor setting. I am so pleased that this additional facility has been brought to Carvers and I am looking forward to seeing some organised friendly tournaments and coaching next year.”
Although it was hoped that the new table would be in place for the start of the summer, delays due to COVID meant that it has only just been sited. Anyone wanting to play will be able to borrow or buy bats and balls from the Clubhouse during the Café opening hours but of course people can bring their own equipment as well. The Café is open currently Wednesday to Friday 11am to 4.30pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm.
Charmaine Bennett, Manager of Carvers Clubhouse, said “We are delighted to have the new table in place. Our rollaway table is really popular with families and teenagers and it’s great that table tennis can now be played whether the centre is open or not”.