The Ping Pong Fight Club Liverpool event set off without a bat out of place and kept the balls rolling; it certainly wasn’t an ordinary staff night out for any of us.
Bringing a mixture of ping pong professionals and others sporting the new hashtag #loosingisthenewwinning; the Thursday night event was a wash of competitive team mates, packs of brightly coloured tees and ping pong balls flying around every nook and cranny. Rival businesses took on their fierce competitors in the bid to win the PPFC (Ping Pong Fight Club) trophy and grabbing a place in the London finals at the end of the month.
The PPFC Liverpool night was a great team building event for companies to ignite their competitive side, build team spirits, network and have a few bevvies with the work squad.
PPFC is on a rapid rise with continuous support and show stopping events, a staff member said, ‘we had 30 staff members when we started and now we have 150.’ She continued, ‘it’s good for networking and collaborating with other businesses.’
The night kicked off with a few early birds filtering into the Baltic Triangle’s own Camp and Furance, grabbing drinks at the bar with their PPFC tokens and circling one of the many ping pong tables for some warm up hits. Every team member was given a brightly coloured tee, depending on their team, with either player or supporter. Everyone was highly competitive and a few bright sparks shone through in the mix showing off their obvious ping pong skills.
However, during the intervals the PPFC staff had a go themselves and really showed us ping pong newbies how it’s done.
A quirky face painting camper van sat in the corner of the venue with none stop cycle of people sitting down to get their war paint. Team logos and war stripes where popular whereas others opted for the slightly more diplomatic choice of the ‘PPFC’ letters on their cheek.
Great event and perfect venue
Camp and Furance turned out to be the perfect venue for the event with plenty of space for all teams and supporters. However on the other hand, the warehouse style room had an oddly small and inclusive atmosphere when tense matches were on. Almost every part of Furnace was jam-packed with a vibrancy, from the players on the table, to the resident DJ on the decks, it was hard to keep your eyes on one thing.
Not an ordinary networking event
Like many events that light up Camp and Furance, PPFC brings so much business and exposure to the Baltic Triangle and Liverpool. It mixes the cool and individual nature of the Baltic Triangle with corporate business in order to demonstration what makes Liverpool the place to be.
The perfectly executed not-so-ordinary corporate event allowed people to celebrate Liverpool and the Baltic triangle in the most unique ways. Creative and fresh events uplifts the Baltic Triangle, adds to the already buzzing atmosphere and shows people what the city of Liverpool has to offer in terms of business, events and ultimately just having a laugh.
After a few head to head rounds, beers and cheering matches the last few teams where only a few ping pong hits from the trophy. Jeff Prior from the winning team, Tertrad Discovery said ‘Another amazing event, what an awesome way to bring ping pong to the nation, beer, tunes, dancing, laughter, meeting quality new people, all in stunning venues, organised perfectly as ever by Adrian and his crew, can’t wait for the next one, LONDON baby 3 weeks.’ Jeff will be set to compete again in the London PPFC event on the 23rd November with his team. Wishing him and the Tertrad Discovery group the best of luck!
If you fancy getting your work mob involved in the next PPFC check their website out for future events. the next Liverpool event is on April 26th at Camp and Furnace!