Dark Horses commission artist-designed ping-pong tables for Greenhouse Sports
Greenhouse Sports, a London charity, has launched two ping-pong tables in Spitalfields to raise awareness of its activities.
The tables have been designed by artists Hattie Stewart and Rob Flowers in partnership with Art Of Ping Pong, a company that builds artist-designed tables.
They will be open to the public from 11 to 15 November, having been launched by GB Netball star and Commonwealth Gold medal-winner Ama Agbeze.
Greenhouse Sports brings sport to disadvantaged groups, focusing resources on schools in which at least two-thirds of pupils live in deprived areas. They also work with schools designed specifically for pupils with complex needs and disabilities.
The campaign was created by Dark Horses, whose other recent work includes campaigns for Nissan and PUMA.
Commenting on the launch, Ama Agbeze said: “This event is an exciting and fun way to showcase Greenhouse Sports vital work to the London public. I’m a fervent believer in sport’s ability to unlock potential, development and confidence in young people, particularly those from disadvantaged or challenging backgrounds; a belief that has come from my own lifetime in sport and knowing the work Greenhouse Sports coaches do.”
Simon Dent, CEO and founder of Dark Horses, added: “We’re delighted to be working on such an exciting project with Greenhouse Sports. Huge thanks to Hattie, Rob, Art of Ping Pong and the team at Spitalfields.”