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Table tennis

Play table tennis at Riverside Leisure Centre, Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre (CSAC), South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre (SWFLC), Dovedale Sports Centre or in the community (CSAW) with our lunchtime drop in sessions or Ping! 

Table tennis in the community

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Lunchtime drop in

You can come along to fun, non-competitive drop in table tennis sessions at Riverside Leisure Centre. They are run by The Community Sport and Wellbeing team (CSAW).

You can come along on your own, with a partner, or as a group of four. 

As they are drop in sessions, you can come along at anytime between 12pm and 2pm, and stay for as long as you'd like. 

Our friendly team will help you get started and also help to improve your game. 


Tuesdays, 12pm to 2pm 

24 September to Christmas, excluding 29 October. 


£3 per person.


Our Community Sport and Wellbeing team are working alongside Table Tennis England to bring the Ping initiative back to Chelmsford.

Fun, challenging and fast-paced, table tennis (or ping pong) is a great sport for everybody.

It is low impact, but will still keep you fit and flexible. As you hit the lightweight ball back and forth over the low net, it improves hand-eye coordination, balance, concentration and is a great way to introduce children to racket sports.

As long as you can hold a bat, you can have a go.  

Ping hopes to bring about a sense of community and help people connect to the city and its green spaces.

There are 22 free-to-use table tennis tables at popular locations around Chelmsford to get as many people as possible playing table tennis. You can find your nearest table on the  Ping Chelmsford website.



What is provided at Ping!?

There will be bats and balls on the tables. 

How is Ping! free?

Ping is funded by Sport England

About Ping!

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Office opening times

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm


  • Play in the Park
  • Heart and Sole
  • Ping!
  • Summer Solstice Stride
  • Yuletide Stride


Contact form

01245 606569

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