ISPO 2017, MUNICH
T3 Partner with Stag International
Last weekend T3 revealed their new Soft Net Tournament table at the ISPO 2017 trade show in Munich, Germany, after partnering with STAG International.
STAG International are one of the world’s biggest distributors of sporting goods supplying to over 200 countries. They cater for 18 different sports with a range of over 250 products. T3 and STAG have come together to produce a new range of triples tables which will be available in early 2017.
T3 REACHES SWEDEN
God Jul Sverige! –( Merry Christmas, Sweden!)
Our first T3 Concrete table has just touched down at the Ormsta Primary School in Stockholm, Sweden and just in time for Christmas too!
THE ART OF PING PONG
T3 Ping Pong join The Art of Ping Pong 2016
The Art of Ping Pong, produced and curated by Algy Batten, presents its annual charity event at 71A Gallery in November 2016. An exhibition and auction of bespoke paddles by twenty-one of the most exciting, influential, established and emerging artists from around the world. This years auction will be in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society.
The Alzheimer’s Society are the UK’s leading dementia support and research charity, for anyone affected by any form of dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They provide information, practical and emotional support to help people live well with dementia, and they invest in world-class research with the ultimate goal of defeating it.
This is a great cause and ties in with our work within care homes. T3 Ping Pong will be donating a T3one70 table to this auction in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society which will be signed by the artists at the exhibition launch on Thursday 3rd November at the 71a Gallery, London.
The T3 Academy, a not for profit organisation, was set up to improve the health and well-being of our elderly through three-a-side ping pong. The nature of T3 Ping Pong means that through one simple activity even the most advanced sufferers of dementia can benefit socially, physically and mentally. The T3 Academy aims to provide FREE or subsidised sessions, events and equipment to care homes in the London and Greater London area.
For more information on the T3 Academy please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
T3 Features on Canadian news channel, Global News
T3 are batting with the BAT Foundation to spread the importance of drug-free therapy.
WORLD ALZHEIMERS DAY 2016
T3 showcase benefits of Ping Pong on World Alzheimer’s Day!
World Alzheimer’s Day 21st September 2016
To celebrate World Alzheimer’s Day T3 Ping Pong and Hill Homes, a residential care home in North London, are delighted to announce that they will partner for stage three of T3’s research into the benefits of playing ping pong on those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia.
T3’s round design means that more players can play at the same time and can surround the ball so it is less likely to leave the table, another benefit is that they can play seated! No special chairs are required meaning players can use their standard lounge chairs or wheelchairs. For this reason it has been possible to work with very elderly and advanced suffers of the conditions which would be impossible with a traditional table.
T3’s research results so far have established:
The best exercises and games to play by physical and mental ability/condition.
The designs of bats that are more suitable for certain players depending on their physical agility and mental ability. This has led to the development of a special ‘Senior T3 bat’ being designed from the research findings in the second stage of the study. It is being progressed with the help of Stag International (India’s biggest table tennis and bat manufacturer; and sponsor of more Para Olympic table tennis players than any other brand. The two brothers who own the company also used to play table tennis for India so know the sport inside out!)
The best ball colour, weight and size depending on the players physical agility and mental ability.
Optimum time per session and activity structure.
The remarkable benefit to the social and emotional well-being of the participants.
Stage 3- What’s next…
12 week study into:
The clinical benefits of playing and ideal frequency.
The psychological benefits of participation and their longer term effects.
the social benefits of the game to the residents and carers within the care home.
The rates of improvement among participants over the research period.
Jay Patel, Health & Wellbeing coordinator, Hill Homes. ‘We are delighted to be partnering with T3 on the third stage of their research and look forward to seeing the benefits of the game rub off on more of our residents! So far the response has been incredibly positive it has surprised us all. This could be our ‘Awakenings’
For more information please contact:
Shae Thakker – Star of the show at the annual School Games
13 year old Cippenham’s Shae Thakker proved himself a star at the annual School Games this September. Representative teams from all regions of the UK took part in the multi-sport event. Shae showed incredible talent leaving the event with two gold medals and a silver!
Representing England South East, Shae joined forces with Hamish Friell and together they won the team disability title with Shae winning five of his six matches. Unfortunately, Shae was beaten by Team GB’s Billy Shilton ,of England South West, in a lengthy final featuring three deuce games.
The overall title, which counted both able bodied and disability events, went to London South East providing Shae with his second gold from an incredible debut performance. A fantastic result for the youngster’s first School Games!
T3 cannot wait to see what the future holds for Shae and we hope to see him in Tokyo 2020!
GIVE IT A GO
T3 at the Give It A Go festival July 2016
On Sunday 17th July, T3 returned to The Give It A Go festival on Parliament Fields in Hampstead Heath for the third year. The festival showcases a broad range of sports and local fitness offers around the borough and welcomes residents and visitors to try them out for free. With the good weather on our side thousands of people showed up to try something new with fun for the whole family. Three of our tables were out on the day, for all ages to play!
T3 3-a-side Table Tennis launch PINK Table in support of Cancer Research UK at the Hackney Half Marathon
On Sunday 8th May, the hottest day of the year so far, people turned up in their thousands for the Hackney Half Marathon. T3 3-a-side Ping Pong were at the marathons Race Village to launch a special edition PINK ping pong table, donated to PINK PONG part of Cancer Research UK.
The day began with the Speaker of the London Borough of Hackney, Sade Etti cutting the ribbon, and even finding time to take part in a quick game. “I really enjoy playing Ping Pong and this table is fantastic for bringing all the elements of being ‘part of team’ together by way of sport. Anyone can play, just pick up a bat”
Liz May, Founder of Pink Pong said “We wanted a table that could really draw in the crowds – and this certainly does that. Its round shape makes it so much more inviting than a traditional table tennis table. T3 3-a-side table tennis is such a fun game to play and the great thing is, anyone can take part. After the Hackney Half Marathon, it will be included in the opening of the Ping London’s 2016 Summer Campaign at the end of June, which is excellent news!”
Councillor Soraya Adejare also stopped by to have a game. “It was an immense pleasure to come along and support the work you are doing, and I was honoured to be one of the first to have a game. Reading about the table sparked my curiosity and I was not let down. The whole premise behind it is inspiring and, with inclusivity at its heart, it is sure to draw attention as it travels the country. I found it addictive and, surprised myself spending over an hour T3 Pink Ponging with Hackney residents, young and old. This is testament to the fact that this really is an activity anyone can participate in”
T3’s Founder Digi Berry said “We’ve received such fantastic comments from so many people throughout the day. Adults who haven’t played since their schooldays to children who have never picked up a bat, all now playing together and helping raise funds and awareness for such a good cause – today was a very sunny day indeed!’
The table goes on tour and will make its next appearance at London Revolution on 14th May, Edinburgh Marathon, 28th-29th May and it will also take center stage at the opening of this year’s 2016 Ping London in June.
The Speaker of The London Borough of Hackney playing the opening game with Pink Pong founder, Liz May.
Thank You ISPO
T3 Ping Pong wins ‘FINALIST’ at ISPO 2016 Brand New Awards!
ISPO, the world’s largest sports trade event have awarded T3 Ping Pong as a ‘FINALIST’ at the ISPO Brand New Awards and the T3 Team couldn’t be happier about it!
2015 saw a year of hard work and dedication from the team who have been beavering away from the T3 offices in Farringdon, London to successfully bring this new sport to market. The awards celebrate innovative products and the brands behind them. Each year the best are selected by an international jury of experts. All finalists are then invited to present themselves at the ISPO BRANDNEW Village.
Digi Berry, T3 founder said “We are thrilled and humbled with this award. Thrilled that the judges could see the fun and opportunities our tables offer and humbled, by the fact that we know how hard it is to bring a product to market. An award such as this will really help us establish ourselves in a global industry that goes beyond table tennis – thank you ISPO and well done to the dedicated team at T3 – Munich here we come.”
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THE LAUNCH OF
Wimbledon crowds enjoy a game of T3 as they wait!
Ping! Croydon host T3
Ping! Croydon is here! Free ping pong all over town including T3!
Ping! – the innovative public ping pong festival – is bouncing it’s way to Croydon this summer and T3 were invited to join! With tables situated all across town including a T3 Tournament Indoor and SuperMini in the Whitgift Shopping Centre it’s easy to play! Bats and balls are supplied: to join in the fun just borrow a bat from the side of the table, and play! As well as free-play, each ping pong table features ‘Random Acts of Ping Pong’ – a varied programme of master classes, competitions and free to join actiivites. So get your team of three together and head on down to play this summer! For more information visit: www.pingcroydon.co.uk
T3 Founder interviews for London’s Share Radio
Share Radio Interview with T3 Ping Pong – Listen Live HERE
ITV News feature T3 Ping Pong
T3 and our Indoor Table Manufacturer AFS is showcased on ITV
T3 Tournament donation proves to be a huge hit!
T3 Ping Pong Craze for Bolton Youth Club
Here at T3, we love hearing how our tables can help to encourage people of all ages and abilities to get involved, get active and play table tennis! And that’s exactly what we heard this week from our friends in Bolton at the Bolton Lads and Girls Youth Club. They received an Indoor T3 Tournament as a donation and the response has been brilliant! Read more by following the link here and keep updated on our latest news by following @T3pingpong on twitter.
Teach Primary Competition Winner announced:
Congratulations to Parkfield Primary
This week, Parkfield Primary School in Hendon, London became the proud new owners of a T3 SuperMini table, through the Teach Primary Competition. The SuperMini will become the focus point of a brand new after school club encouraging children to get active and what better way to do this than with ping pong? As well as being able to fit 12 players around the table at one time, the table will also double up as a classroom table for the children. The Year 2’s at Parkfield Primary were the first to test the table when it was delivered on Tuesday and after an initial whirlwind of table tennis madness, when encouraged to focus, the game began to click! We hope Parkfield Primary enjoy the T3 experience. Stay tuned for more competitions like this one by following @T3PingPong.
Date for the Diary:
12th July 2015 Give it A Go Festival returns!
The Give It A Go festival is returning this year on Parliament Fields in Hampstead Heath. The festival showcases a broad range of sports and local fitness offers around the borough and welcomes residents and visitors to try them out for free. There will also be a strong entertainment element. T3 was a major hit last year and this year we are returning with a twist, and hope to see you all there for a day of family fun, sport and (hopefully) sunshine! And if you can’t wait for the event, why don’t you head on down to Hampstead Heath and have a go on the all weather table tennis table? Feel free to tweet @T3pingpong to tell us what you think, and stay tuned for a surprise T3 event coming up soon.
T3 joins forces with Brixton Soup Kitchen
T3 Ping Pong joins forces with ITV’s Surprise Surprise!
ITV’s hit television show Surprise Surprise joined forces with T3 ping pong this week to celebrate the incredible work of Solomon Smith, founder of Brixton Soup Kitchen, on their live TV show.
The fantastic Solomon Smith a lifelong Brixtonian who founded a soup kitchen in January 2013 having been moved by the plight of the local homeless community struggling through harsh winter months. The kitchen provides much needed space for the homeless or those in desperate need and aims to supply food, drink and companionship on a weekly basis.
Currently, Solomon and his partner Mahamed Hashi, both with 13 years’ experience of working with SEN young people, plan to evolve the kitchen into a recognised support centre for the whole community having obtained additional space and facilities. This was where we stepped in! – With the donation of one of our T3 Tournament tables. – The perfect addition to the growing community centre!
Keep up the good work guys and we hope you and all the people you continue to support enjoy your brand new table!
Check out the footage from the show here on our Youtube page
T3 live on Australian Radio Show
Not the Footy Show
T3 Ping Pong founder, Digi Foo kune speaks to Australian radio show, ‘Not the Footy Show’ about all things T3 and the launch of the T3 All weather table at Hampstead Heath, London.
Brand New T3 Video
The Launch of the T3 All Weather Table
A World’s First:
T3 ‘All Weather’ Concrete Table Tennis Table Installed at Hampstead Heath
The world’s first T3 All weather concrete table proved to be a 3-a-side smash hit at Hampstead Heath yesterday. The concrete table took prime position in the ping pong zone at the Give it a Go Festival, where the table is now available for the public to use indefinitely. To kick start the afternoon, the Mayor of Camden cut the ribbon to reveal the table to the crowds, which promptly proceeded with a 3-a-side game between the Mayor of Camden, T3’s Founder Digi Berry and six Great British table tennis champions.
Hewley Griffith, T3’s official coach and former Guyanese number one said
“The future is bright for T3, this game allows up to twelve players to play at a time, what better way to get people active and experience a new take on a classic.”
Designed and manufactured in the UK, the whole range of T3 table tennis tables were available for guests to experience, from the T3 SuperMini to the T3 Tournament and what a success they were, with crowds gathering around each table in a bid to test the fun, fast revolutionary game.
T3 Founder Digi Berry said:
‘I am delighted that the City of London has commissioned the T3 All Weather Concrete Table to be here at Hampstead Heath in London, free for the public to experience this fantastically addictive game. ’
ChildHope Charity and T3 Ping Pong team up for a fundraising evening
London’s first ever 3-a-side ping pong tournament!
Wednesday 19th March 2014 saw London’s first ever triples ping pong tournament! T3 and the children’s charity ChildHope, who support street and working children in some of the most dangerous urban environments in the world, joined forces to host an exciting fundraising evening for all at Lazybones in Farringdon. The venue created the ideal environment for our competitive guests and players to get stuck in, with music pumping, cocktails flowing and even time for some lip-smackingly good ping pong food.
As the tournament got under way the excitement mounted and after twenty four games, the four best teams were narrowed down to the semi-finals, crowning ‘Ringers Are Go!’ the winners of the evening.
Multiple goodies and prizes were handed out throughout the night thanks to donations from ChildHope supporters; Arthur Price, USAirtours, T3 Ping Pong and Davies Wine Bars, promoting fantastic work ChildHope delivers around the world. All proceed raised that night went to the charity so a big thank you too to everyone who came.
ChildHope’s executive director, Jill Healey commented on the event ‘I just want to say a huge thanks from ChildHope to Wonderberry for organising the T3 event – what a great way to have fun, meet new ChildHope supporters and raise money at the same time!’
Digi Foo-kune, T3 founder added ‘The ping pong playing went down a storm, with at least 50% novice players and many others who hadn’t picked up a bat since they were kids! But it didn’t matter on the T3 table it was laughter and excitement all the way. And with a few drinks along the way it was amazing how good people got in a night! Everyone’s asking when the next one will be.’
Game changing T3 is a smash hit at WCPP
T3 features in BBC Breakfast Show with Mike Bushell
T3 Ping Pong at WCPP – A short film
T3 Table at The Ping Pong World Championships at Alexandra Palace in London January 2014
With over 100 people trying their hand at Triples over the weekend in the beautiful Palm Court, the T3 table added the interactive factor to the championship. Both the professionals and spectators alike gave it a go and everyone loved the social aspect of the game!
Alex Murdoch said ” Played on the table with six of us – really good clever and different – chance for players of any level.”
The weekend was shown Live on Sky Sports, with 64 of the world’s best taking part in a two-day table tennis tournament with a substantial prize fund.
After 2 days of intense games, RUSSIA’S MAXIM SHMYREV completed a magical hat-trick of wins as he captured the 2014 PartyPoker.net World Championship of Ping Pong with a comprehensive three sets to nil win over Ilija Lupulesku of the USA.
On the Friday before the Championship we were lucky enough to meet some of the Champions and let them have an exclusive game on the T3 Table. Ashley Stokes, Maxim Shmyrev, Adoni Maropis the Hollywood actor and Ding Yi were among the pros, and their skills brought the game to life in a way we had never witnessed before – which was luckily recorded by the BBC feature from Mike Bushell and team! (see below)
Thanks to Matchroom and Alexandra Palace for all their help in letting us be a part of this wonderful weekend of Wiff Waff!
til next year…
BT Sport experience the T3 table
T3 on BT Sport!
T3 proves to be a smash hit!
T3 Ping Pong – Two’s company, Three’s a team
UK Launch of T3 3-a-side Ping Pong is a smash hit
On Sunday 8th September table tennis brand T3 unveiled their revolutionary circular triples table tennis table for the first time in the UK at the annual Give it a Go Festival on Parliament Hill in Hampstead Heath, London.
Despite the tumultuous September weather, T3 Triples Ping Pong proved to be a showstopper. Crowds gathered for a chance to be the first to play the 3-a-side ping pong game. Pro ping-pongers and novices alike took each other on in teams of three, as the fast and fierce new game caught the attention of every passer-by.
Steve Lamb, 22, said: “This is such an addictive game; it’s got to be the future for Ping Pong.”
The 6-a-side version of the game “Chaos Theory” was also played and did exactly what it says on the tin – and balls were bouncing all over the place!
T3 Founder Digi Foo-kune said: “It was fantastic to see everyone without exception embrace the game… and I mean everyone! From little kids who could only just reach the table wanting to play with their parents to two 84 year old ex-table tennis fans who were thrilled with the new innovation. We knew that the new generation of social pingers love it, but to see non players, kids and veterans of the sport get involved was a big plus for me!”
The T3 Triples Ping Pong table is set to capture the social ping pong market’s imagination, and will be coming to a club near you very soon!
The T3 table, manufactured and designed in the UK, comes in many shapes and sizes, to suit your ping pong needs. From team building in the office, to parties and events, they’ve thought of everything. The original T3 is black and white in design, constructed of state-of-the -art high density fibreboard, engineered plywood and steel with a smooth scratch resistant painted surface to guarantee the perfect bounce. Portable and practical, the table can be packed away for easy storage, and prices start from £950.
The net itself is cleverly designed to enhance the triples game. Raised at the sides with a sloping gradient, the net increases the sense of competition and adds to the challenge. Constructed of wood with a unique pattern of holes to make it transparent, the net smoothly slots into the centre of the table. Whether you want to play at your local sports club, at school, at university, at the pub, or outside in the park, T3 has many designs to fit every taste. And if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, or want your own customised triples table with a Perspex up lit neon net – click here to find out more.
Give it a Go! Festival 2013
T3 3-a-side Ping Pong at Parliament Hill Fields
3-a-side ping pong brand, T3, today announced that the unveiling of their revolutionary circular table would take place on 8 September 2013 at Camden Council’s annual fitness Give It A Go Festival, on Parliament Hill Fields, Hampstead Heath.
The triples (3-a-side) version of ping pong, was invented in New Zealand in 1979; six players compete in two teams of three around a specially shaped table. Its unusual circular design and specially constructed nets are the foundations of a game which is fast and fun. Triples ping pong offers players a far greater range of shot directions and lengths than the conventional game with increased scope for spectacular rallies. The table can even accommodate 12 players (three-a-side with one ball in play, or six-a-side with two different coloured balls in play).
Hot on the heels of the current ping pong revival across the UK, particularly in bars and clubs, T3 expects triples to capture the imaginations of existing enthusiasts and novices alike. The game is suitable for all ages, all abilities and T3 tables are also suitable for players in wheelchairs. The table is the same length as in standard ping pong, is foldable and portable since the legs are mounted on wheels.
Camden Council’s Give It A Go festival, which was a huge success in 2012, aims to inspire people to take up new sports and incorporate regular fitness into their everyday lives by providing live coaching and opportunities to ‘give it a go’ on the day. Last year, over 10,000 people turned out to take part, and this year, a similar number is expected. Visitors will have the opportunity to play triples for the first time and find out more about where to play the game in future. There’ll be a ‘winners stay on’ tournament mixed up with games, tricks and coaching – and goody bags all round!
Digi Foo-kune, Managing Director of T3, commented: “It’s great to see the revival of ping pong which was a household game in the 1970s and which a new generation is now discovering for the first time. We feel that the time is right for something fresh, innovative and fun like triples. We’re excited about the table and the potential there is to really revolutionise
Original source: Hannah James, Wonderberry (August 8, 2013)