Pippa Middleton's latest physical challenge may be Ping-Pong.
The most exciting sporting event to take place in London since the 2012 Summer Olympics just might be a game of table tennis.
Pippa Middleton, who has a monthly column in British society magazine The Spectator, wrote about her love of athletic challenges in her latest article and closed by challenging the mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to a game of Ping-Pong.
"I’m informed that Boris Johnson, former editor of this magazine, wants to be ‘whiff-whaff’ world king even more than he wants to be Prime Minister," she wrote. "I’m also told the Johnsons are almost as competitive as the Middletons. So I’d like to lay down a challenge to the Mayor.
"My only stipulation is that I can use my favourite Dunlop Blackstorm Nemesis bat, which I used when I played in the Milton Keynes U13 National Championships, don’t you know. Bring it on, Boris."
Johnson heard about the column and took to Twitter to formally accept the challenge, saying he's game if Middleton is serious.
@frasernelson I’m game if she is. Happy for Pippa to join me on a visit and see the benefits of our £22m Sports Legacy Fund in action— Boris Johnson (@MayorofLondon) April 3, 2013
So, how do the opponents shape up?
The odds-on favorite in this match is Johnson, now in his second term as mayor. Known for his love of sports, he was instrumental in bringing the Olympics to London.
London Mayor Boris Johnson plays table tennis with school children in June of 2010.
But don’t count out Pippa, the underdog, just yet.
The triathlete, who made it clear she grew up playing the game competitively, hasn’t given up on practicing — she was spotted playing a game of Ping-Pong in the Hamptons last summer on a trip to the U.S.
Though there hasn’t been a date set for the game yet, the Spectator — where Johnson served as editor in chief before leaving to pursue politics — has offered to set up the table in its office.
Now, if these two really want to make it interesting, they’ll add a bet component. Loser has to wear the winner’s fascinator?