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.
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
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
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!
For the next three weeks, all over-18s can play at our new drop-in Wednesday morning session: December 6th, 13th and 20th 10.00 am – 12.00 pm. £2 and hour or £3 for two hours.
Come and give it a go. If there’s enough demand, we’ll restart Wednesday morning open sessions in January.
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.
The church building is being sold, and the current congregation has its final service there on 5th November. We hope that the new owners will support table tennis along with other community uses of the building. We also hope that arrangements can be made to keep table tennis going during any time gap between the church congregation closing and the new owners taking over. However currently we can only guarantee sessions until the end of October.
Updates here as we get them.
Ping! returns to Oxford this summer, with free table tennis at a Pop-up Ping Pong Parlour at Oxford University Rugby Club in August:
- 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.