Harrogate BID (Business Improvement District) has welcomed back its pop-up ping pong parlour, following a successful debut in September 2021.

It reopened this weekend (Saturday 1st April) and will be open seven days a week during retail hours. It boasts four tables for public use and as bats and balls are provided, all players need to do is bring an opponent.

Matthew Chapman, BID Manager, comments: “This is ever popular with workers and students alike and evidentially brings people into town. It is open until mid-July before it will take a short break for the Harrogate Floral Summer of Celebrations’ Immersive Exhibition. It will then return and run through to the Autumn.

“Table tennis is a great sport, and anyone can play it, no matter how young or how old. This parlour is for the public to use, free of charge. All we ask is that if there are a lot of people wanting to play, then please be sensible and don’t hog the tables too long. Give others a chance.”

The BID is encouraging people to come along and take part, and for all those that do, there will be a monthly competition for those who ‘check in’ through a QR code to win a £50 Harrogate Gift Card.