Previous Brixton Ping Pong Society Meetings

Event Date: 
Monday, 1 June, 2015 - 19:00 - 23:00

Location

Effra Social
89 Effra Road
SW2 1DF

Another night of frolics, beer and Ping Pong with Brixton Ping Pong Society.

Good little turn out for this month. Nice to meet a couple of new recruits. Think our age group ranged from 20 - 75 and we covered about 6 countries. Just goes to show that Ping Pong literally is for all.

Event Date: 
Monday, 2 March, 2015 - 19:00 - 22:00

Location

Effra Social
89 Effra Road. Brixton
SW2 1DF


It's that time of the month again, as we dust off the bats, un-squash the balls and get ourselves down the the Effra Social to swill some exceptional bitters and put the world to right whilst bouncing little white balls around. Free entry and everyone welcome! So, what's stopping you?
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Not a bad evening, certainly not the best turn out, but gave us a chance to get some ping pong practice in ourselves! A few new recruits so it's clearly worth carrying on doing what we're doing.
Very much brewing up now for the warmer weather and the planning of Ping Pong Picnics.

Event Date: 
Monday, 16 February, 2015 - 19:00 - 22:00

Location

Effra Social
89 Effra Road
SW2 1DU

Apologies for the late meeting this month, things cropped up that were out of our control. However, the good news is that this meeting will just follow our meeting in Brockwell park to discuss tables and where to put them. So, if you fancy knowing how we got on, or perhaps just want to get busy with a bat and a pint, then come and join us for another night of thrashing little white (or orange) balls about. There's even a suggestion that we might have a new table to bounce on, fingers crossed, breath not being held though!
See you there......

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Event Date: 
Monday, 5 January, 2015 - 19:00 - 23:00

Location

Effra Social
89 Effra Road
SW2 1DF

Come and join us for our first meeting of 2015. Ease yourself gently into what is traditionally a month of resolutions, dieting and detox. All these can wait that little longer when there is Ping Pong to be played, banter to be waffled and fine Ales to be quaffed. And one thing that won't be changed this year, as always this is a free event, everyone is welcome, (unless you're under 18, sorry, we have no control over that) and any level of talent is more than acceptable.  Oh, we also have encouraging news about getting a table into Brockwell Park, come and find out more on Monday!Come and join us for our first meeting of 2015. Ease yourself gently into what is traditionally a month of resolutions, dieting and detox. All these can wait that little longer when there is Ping Pong to be played, banter to be waffled and fine Ales to be quaffed. And one thing that won't be changed this year, as always this is a free event, everyone is welcome, (unless you're under 18, sorry, we have no control over that) and any level of talent is more than acceptable.

Event Date: 
Monday, 1 December, 2014 - 19:00 - 23:00

Location

Effra Social
89 Effra Road
SW2 1DF

More Ping Pong, more fine Ales and more toe tapping tunes....

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Not a bad turn out of new recruits tonight, a good mixture of ages and cultures, exactly what social Ping Pong is all about!!

Event Date: 
Monday, 3 November, 2014 - 19:00 - 22:00

Location

Effra Social
89 Effra Road
SW2 1DF

Monday 3rd November. 7pm.
We will back at the Effra Social for another night of thrashing little white (or orange) balls about to kick start November. The customary toe tapping tunes will be in evidence along side a darned good selection of mighty fine Bitters, including the popular Brixton Brewery Ale, which gets a big thumbs up from us!
It's Ping Pong not Table Tennis, it's free not corporate and as always, everyone is welcome to come down and show off their skills or not as the case may be.
Flamboyant shirts, crazy hats and funky shoes would not look out of place!

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Ok, not the best turn out perhaps, but much fun was had. Good to see a few new 'recruits', a couple of old faithful faces and an 18 month old promise materialise! A Ping Pong ball award is achieved by a certain young lady with a dodgy back!
Also to be noted, when one isn't playing Ping Pong, table Football is a pretty good alternative, even for the less inclined to get stuck in to said entertainment. Who knew such heat could radiate from 4 non football fans! Just don't ask us to explain the off side rule.
Pinball appeared to be switched off, Kate Bush very much switched on and our glasses filled to the brim, thank you lovely girls behind the jump.

Event Date: 
Monday, 29 September, 2014 - 19:00

Location

Effra Social
89 Effra Road.
SW2 1DF

Well we couldn't wait for the first Monday in October, so we're coming back to the Effra Social a week earlier.
Had a great time and turn out at our last meeting, so here's hoping for another fun night of frolics and Ale supping.
Bring chums, bring your bats and bring your toe tapping foot ware!
Remember it's Ping Pong, not Table Tennis, so all levels of talent are welcome and it's free!
Event details listed here

Event Date: 
Monday, 1 September, 2014 - 19:00 - 22:00

Location

Effra Social
89 Effra Road
SW2 1DF

We are delighted to announce that we have secured a 'see how it goes' meeting, with the hope it could become a regular monthly slot at the Effra Social on Effra Road, Brixton.
Sad that we are to say goodbye to the Grosvenor, for it was our first home and a great privilege to be a part of its final chapter, we are really excited to take the Brixton Ping Pong Society onto our new chapter.
As we're very much about social development and all things Effra, it seems only natural to be moving into the Effra Social!

"The Effra Social was previously home to the local Conservative club from the late 1800’s until its closure in November 2012. The venue is now open to the general public for the first time in over 100 years.
Proud to be a diverse space, it boasts a front bar, dance hall, dining room, garden and lots of nooks and crannies along the way. Though the walls are still lined with old memorabilia, Effra Social is no longer tied to its political past. It’s now simply a great place for a party, some high quality food or a dance in the main hall. Come on down to experience DJs and bands, one of Brixton’s most popular Quiz nights, book clubs, cinema clubs, comedy & poetry all of which fill the venue each week."

And of course now it can boast to be the home of Brixton Ping Pong.

It must also be noted that we are able to continue with the tradition of supping on some very fine Ales indeed, a great selection to be had and a good rotation of different tipples to try out.
Our table is already there, we have a good stash of spare bats & balls, all we need now is you.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, 29 July, 2014 - 20:30 - 23:00

Location

The Grosvenor
19 Sidney Road.
SW9 0TP

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that this month will see the last ever Brixton Ping Pong Society meet up at the Grosvenor, Stockwell!
The home to our monthly Society meet ups for over a year now has finally succumbed to the continuation of the gentrification of our neighbourhood. The pub has been bought by property developers and the Landlord, John, has decided it is time for him to move on.
We would like to thank John for giving us a home and helping us kick start the society. We've met many people at the meetings and hopefully have encouraged a few to pick up a paddle and little white ball for the first time in years.
Of course it is now Summer, so we will be doing some outdoor Ping Pong events, including some Picnics at the Windmill, and possibly other locations, to be sought and announced at a later date.
Please help us make our last Grosvenor meeting a memorable one and come and join us. As always there'll be toe tapping tunes, fine Ales on tap and an eclectic bunch of waffling folk. Free entry. Loads of bats and balls. All welcome, whatever level of talent. If you fancy the idea of having your pictures or movies on the website, bring cameras!
The Grosvenor. 17 Sydney Road. Stockwell. SW9 0TP. 8.30 kick off. Be great to see you there!

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Great night, great turn out, thank you to all those that put in an appearance. Usual flaffing about to get music and lights working, but we got there in the end. Thanks to Jules with his sound engineering expertise on that score!

Event Date: 
Saturday, 26 July, 2014 - 15:00 - 19:00

Location

Brixton Windmill
Blenheim Gardens
SW2 5EU

Ping Pong people of Brixton! it's about time we had a brixton ping pong picnic. Come along to Windmill Gardens and enjoy a leisurely game or 2, we will have bats, cold drinks and snacks but feel free to bring your own...the more the merrier!
Brixton Windmill Gardens, just off Brixton Hill. SW2 5EU