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European table tennis is returning to Preston – and you can go and watch

Posted on - 30th March, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Events, News, Preston City Centre, Sport, UCLan, University
Kelly Sibley punches the air during the last England game at UCLan
Kelly Sibley punches the air during the last England game at UCLan

There will be a ping, and a pong, as international table tennis returns to the city in April.

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England Leopards men and womens team play their home legs of a European Championships qualifying play-offs at the University of Central Lancashire.

The games are to be held at the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre in Marsh Lane.

The England mens team are taking on Slovakia while the women face off against Spain.

Tickets for the table tennis are £6 for adults and £4 for children, with doors opening at 6pm and the games starting at 7pm on Tuesday 11 April. Tickets are available via the Table Tennis England website.

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Hosting the European qualification game continues to establish UCLan’s reputation for hosting competitive games – with Engand women playing Germany in December.

The university’s sports arena was also used as a training facility for the Australian and American teams prior to the 2012 Olympics.

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