Table Tennis Pop In & Play is a Table Tennis Scotland initiative aimed at encouraging participation in the sport. By establishing Pop In & Play venues in vacant Shopping Centre units, the concept allows for easy, accessible opportunities for visitors to literally take some time out of their visit to pop into the unit and play some table tennis.
In contrast to the unsupervised equivalent Ping Pong Parlours in England, Pop In & Play venues are supervised by volunteers thus providing opportunities to support play along with the chance to chat and signpost interested visitors to other opportunities to play.
The first venue was established at the Gyle Shopping Centre in Edinburgh in 2019 with East Kilbride originally due to be online in early 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted our plans but we have over 20 volunteers ready to support the venue as soon as we are able to do so.