Play table tennis in Cowley

Cowley Table Tennis has two or three sessions per week: an All-comers social table tennis session on Wednesday evenings 8.00 pm – 10.00 pm (under 16s accompanied by an adult), and an Over-55s social table tennis session on Thursday mornings 9.30 am – 12.30 pm. No need to book, just turn up! We also have tables available to book on many Tuesday and Thursday evenings each month – see our Table Tennis Sessions page for details.


Summer table tennis in Oxford

Ping! returns to Oxford this summer, with free table tennis at a Pop-up Ping Pong Parlour at Oxford University Rugby Club in August:PPP 2017 small

  • Monday 7th to Friday 11th August 11am – 6pm
  • Monday 14th to Friday 18th August 11am – 6pm
  • Monday 21st to Friday 25th August 11am – 6pm

You can also find table tennis tables and activities at various events around the city. Drop in for a game and show your support for table tennis.

Changes to over-50s Thursday mornings

1. Name change to “Over-55s”
Thursday mornings will be for Over-55s rather than Over-50s from now on, to bring us into line with other similar sessions in the area. BUT this applies only to new players. Current players aged 50-54 can carry on, no questions asked!

2. Extended hours 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
From this week, we’ll open for 3 hours on Thursday mornings, but limit players to no more than 2 hours. New/less experienced players are encouraged to start 9.30/10 a.m. and more experienced/league-standard players to start 10.30/11 am.

This should offer a more comfortable space for beginners to join and for experienced players to play challenging matches, while keeping opportunities for everyone to play each other at both singles and doubles. And socialise over tea and biscuits of course – from 10.30 on!

Summertime Table Tennis

There’ll be lots of table tennis activity at Oxford’s Ping Pong Parlour for when you can’t be at Cowley Table Tennis. Details confirmed so are:

The Ping Pong Parlour is at Wahoo, 3-5 Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford OX1 2EW between 19th June and 14th August
Sundays 12 – 7 pm 
Tuesdays 3 pm – 10 pm
Thursdays 12 pm – 7 pm

7 tables available for free drop-in play
Food & Drink available


9th August Pubs/ Clubs Challenge 7 – 9 pm
Teams of 2 – 4 people
Over 18’s only
Doubles play in pools, then semi-finals, finals
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Or simply drop in during opening hours to play and encourage visitors to the Parlour to get involved

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