Taking the Bat in Brentwood's Ping Pong Parlour

After a full day in the constituency recently, it was good to kick back and try out Brentwood's latest attraction - free-to-play table tennis.

The newly opened Ping Pong Parlour in the Baytree Centre is part of Table Tennis England’s vision to inspire people to get active and lead happier, healthier lifestyles by introducing table tennis into unexpected, non-traditional places.

There are three ping pong tables and all were in use when I visited. It's a great idea, and I can thoroughly recommend taking some time out from your shopping to bat a few ping pong balls.