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Anyone for a spot of ping pong?

Two new table tennis tables installed

Andover is now the proud owner of two brand new table tennis tables after residents asked for more outdoor sports facilities to be provided in the town.

Andover Vision has installed the new tables in the small park by Town Mills and on the area of grass near the entrance to Andover Leisure Centre. Bats and balls are provided for people to use free of charge.

Residents flagged that there was a need for more outdoor sports facilities in the area through the Andover Vision consultation process. The suggestion to install outdoor table tennis tables and several other projects were put to a public vote at a series of community events over the summer, with the ping pong proposal coming out on top.

Councillor Phil North, who has been coordinating the Andover Vision project, said: “It is great to see the table tennis tables in place and I look forward to people making good use of them. I am pleased that the Andover Vision has been able to deliver on this request from residents and hope that they will help to encourage people to visit the town and keep active.”

Feedback from residents will be used to develop an Andover Vision document and action plan, which are expected to be launched in April 2017.