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Why is ping pong becoming trendy?

Ping pong, once the preserve of youth clubs and scout camps, has been seeing a new surge of interest.

Hollywood star Susan Sarandon has set up a ping pong members-only club, and in Berlin, the sport has spawned its own fashion range and designer stores.

In the UK, ping pong tables are now emerging in fashionable bars and clubs.

The BBC's Sophie van Brugen reports.

Footage courtesy of British Pathe

Contributor in this piece: Matthew Syed, Former Olympic table tennis player

  • 28 Jul 2011
  • From the section UK
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