Play table tennis in Cowley

Cowley Table Tennis has two sessions per week: an All-comers social table tennis session on Wednesday evenings 8.00 pm – 10.00 pm (under 16s welcome until 9pm if accompanied by an adult), and an Over-55s social table tennis session on Thursday mornings 9.30 am – 11.30 am. No need to book, just turn up! See our Table Tennis Sessions page for details.


Cowley Table Tennis goes to Headington

Between 25 July and 30 August 2018, Cowley Table Tennis is temporarily moving to Cheney School Headington while the church is refurbished, and to give us more space for our new summer league.

During this period, our usual Wednesday evening social sessions will be replaced by the Ping! Oxford All-Comers summer league 7 pm – 9 pm. This short-format table tennis league involves playing in groups of a similar standard, so it’s suitable for everyone from occasional social players to league-standard ones.

Cost is £3 a night or £15 paid in advance for the whole series. You don’t have to play every week, but do need to register by 1 pm on the day in order to play. Find more information and book online here, or register and pay offline at Cowley Table Tennis or Kidlington Forum sessions.

Thursday 9.30 – 11.30 am over-55s sessions will keep the usual format while at Cheney.

Regular Wed evening and Thurs morning sessions continue in the church until 19 July and should recommence 5 Sept.


Wed morning Beginners+ These drop-in sessions are opportunities for beginners and inexperienced players below league standard to practice shots and improve skills in a quieter environment, with informal help on hand.

New April dates: Wed 15th and Wed 25th April 10.00 – 11.00 am

News on Coaching

We’re trying out a new drop-in session with coaching for beginners and those below league standard on Wednesday mornings 10 – 11 am. Starts with a free taster this Wednesday 7th Feb 2018 and runs until 28th March 2018

And our popular Improve your Table Tennis course is back, starting 20th Feb. Apply by 16th Feb to guarantee your place. Details here

Free Festive Ping

We’re opening the doors for free table tennis on Wed 27th December 1.30 – 4.30 pm

Work off those Christmas calories!
Challenge friends and family to a game or two
No need to book, just turn up and play
Bats and balls provided
Plus take the Santa Pong robot challenge!

Venue update and an important meeting

Our venue, Temple Cowley United Reformed Church, is being sold. We hope that the new owners will improve facilities and keep it affordable for community uses including table tennis. There will be a time gap of several months between the end of October and a sale being finalised, but the current owners have agreed that we and other major users can continue to use the building during this period.

So Wednesday evening and Thursday morning social sessions will continue for at least six months, provided we have a few more volunteers to run them. Please look at what’s required and consider if you can help. More time slots are available for table tennis during this period, if someone wishes to organise it.


In order to agree a new contract for table tennis use with the new owners, we will need a sustainable future plan and a small team to take it forward. If you’d like to grow table tennis in Cowley beyond our regular social sessions, come to a meeting at the church at 7.30 pm  next Wednesday 1st November to discuss views, ideas and plans.

If you haven’t yet completed this this very short survey, please do so before the meeting next Wednesday. It gives us very useful information about what people want for table tennis in Cowley.

Any questions, contact me, Anne Borrowdale, at Cowley Table Tennis.