Two new table tennis tables have been installed in Watford town centre.

The new tables can be found next to Watford Central Library, allowing pedestrians to have a fun and active game while in town.

For now people are encouraged to bring their own bats and balls to prevent any spread of Covid-19, but the council says there will be equipment free of charge in the near future.

This project is part of the Watford Get Active initiative led by the Council to create healthier and more sustainable communities through physical activity and sport.

Plans for the new outdoor table tennis tables were announced when Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor specified how the council would spend the £80,000 Welcome Back Fund issued by the government to boost local economies and businesses.

The new outdoor tables are free of charge (Photo: Daniel Gardiner)

The new outdoor tables are free of charge (Photo: Daniel Gardiner)

Now the mayor said: “You may have already seen the table tennis tables, and some of you have probably even played a game or two already.

“I hope we will see even more people enjoying the sport, getting fitter and making friends.

“Long-term, our hope is that we can encourage communities and local table tennis clubs to get involved and support the project by volunteering and providing group social sessions wherever possible.”

He added: “More changes are planned to this area to make it a more pleasant area for people to enjoy.”

Nick, from Nicholas Li Table Tennis Academy said: “It really doesn’t matter how experienced you are - get a paddle in hand and we promise you will have a blast. This is a fantastic opportunity for people to get together, have fun and play some table tennis!

“Whatever your experience, skills, abilities or background, everyone can get involved in this amazing activity.”