The World’s Longest Pong

Sun 20 November - Sun 20 November 12pm - Till late
Free

Your Chance to be a Ping Pong World Record Holder

The newly reformed English Ping Pong Association (EPPA) will attempt to break the official Guinness World Record for ‘most people participating in a table tennis rally’ on the afternoon of Sunday 20 November 2011 at Bethnal Green’s Rich Mix arts centre, and everyone is welcome to join in and become an official Guinness World Record Holder!

The current record of 101 players – held by a German table tennis pro and 100 Chinese table tennis students – is ready to be toppled, and we’re inviting players of all abilities to take part. All you’ll need to do to become a World Record holder is to legally return the ball to the other side of the table, and then cross your fingers that at least 101 of your fellow participants manage the same. More information on the current record and how we plan to break it can be found at the EPPA website: www.pingpongengland.co.uk.

On the day there will be plenty of practice tables, food and drink and DJs to keep you going, so why not get together a group of friends to hang out together on a Sunday afternoon.

Doors open for registration at 12pm, and the first attempt at the record will be at 1pm. If you want to take part, please register as a potential World Record breaker on the EPPA's website: www.pingpongengland.co.uk. Last-minute players and of course spectators are more than welcome on the day!


Dan Lines, The English Ping Pong Association, contact@pingpongengland.co.uk, 07887 788966

Andy James, The English Ping Pong Association, contact@pingpongengland.co.uk, 07968 086116

About the English Ping Pong Association
The English Ping Pong Association was originally formed in 1901, but was soon merged into the English Table Tennis Association (ETTA) and was disbanded in 1904. The ETTA remains the official body for the sport of table tennis in England. The English Ping Pong Association has been revived as a not-for-profit collective with the aim of increasing the number and diversity of people enjoying the casual and social side of ping pong. www.pingpongengland.co.uk

About the Young Offenders Institute
The Young Offenders Institute (YOI) is London’s original ping pong social night, combining games of play-nice round-the-table with drinking and DJing. The YOI’s regular nights return to Brick Lane’s 93 feet east on Thursday 13 October. www.theyoi.co.uk

About Untitled Space
Untitled Space’s projects include Hit & Run, a guerilla variant of ping pong aimed at engaging young, disadvantaged inner city residents in a positive and sustainable programme on their doorsteps. This project contributes to their participatory, creative and playful ideology to raise aspirations for urban space, challenge existing art, design and architectural stereotypes and promote a stronger social city.

 

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