KIRKGATE Shopping Centre is serving up free fun table tennis sessions for shoppers with a Ping Pong Parlour opening tomorrow.

Visitors will be able to enjoy a free game, in partnership with Table Tennis England, with the aim of helping people get active and live healthier lives through table tennis. The sporting initiative also serves to get people socialising and is perfect for visitors of any age.

The Parlour will be located on Darley Mall on the lower level and will be open from 10am until 5pm Monday to Saturday and 10.30am to 4pm on Sunday.

All shoppers are welcome to drop in and play on one of the table tennis tables in the parlour, which promises to be an exciting attraction for the whole community. To join in the free fun, simply grab a bat from the side of the table and begin playing!

Catherine Riley, Kirkgate’s Centre manager, said: “We are delighted to have teamed up with Table Tennis England to deliver such an intriguing and fun concept as the Ping Pong Parlour. We hope our shoppers are inspired to keep fit and healthy as well as spend a day in the centre, shopping, socialising and playing.”

“Following the success of our 30 other Ping Pong Parlours nationwide, the team at Table Tennis England are delighted to open a Parlour in Kirkgate Shopping. We’re sure it will be very well received by the community,” said Julie Snowdon, marketing officer.

“Ping Pong Parlours are aimed at everyone - irrespective of age, ability or gender, especially those who wouldn’t normally consider going out to play a sport, by reaching them in a place they already spend time. The Parlour will be available to pop into and play; completely free and without having to book.”