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Table Tennis

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Table Tennis

As the name suggests, it's tennis... on a table. You can play singles or doubles and use bats to hit a light ball over the net and onto their opponents side of the table.

An Overview of Table Tennis

Players must allow a ball played towards them only one bounce on their side of the table and must return it so that it bounces on the opponent's side. It demands lightening fast reactions! The sport is played for fund and competitively across the world. There are opportunities to play in clubs, sports venues and youth centres across the country.

Table tennis is suitable for every age and fitness level, and it's easy to find a place to play - with tables everywhere from parks to leisure centres, bars and shopping centres. You can even play at home - all you need is a ball, bats and a table.

Benefits

One of the main benefits of playing table tennis is that it is non-contact. It is also one of the few competitive sports that requires players to move at speed without straining the muscles or joints through stretching or using heavy equipment. For people returning from injury or the elderly, table tennis tennis can be the perfect sport to sustain fitness levels. The action of having to hit a fast-moving ball with a bat several times a second means table tennis also improves reflexes, eye-to-hand coordination, mental alertness and speed of movement.

Costs

Table tennis is a cheap and accessible sport played. Table tennis equipment, such as bats and ping-pong balls, can be relatively inexpensive to buy, with some leisure centres and clubs also offering a rental service. Hourly rates for hiring a court often begin at approximately £5 per session, although membership deals can create a lower cost per game.

Equipment

Table tennis bats and ping-pong balls

Find Table Tennis Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

Ping Leicester!

Join in the fun, simply head for a table and play

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

A unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport.

Team Leicestershire

Team Leicestershire is the umbrella association for the traditional competitive school sport offer across Leicestershire, Leicester City and Rutland.

Your local Physical Activity, Sport & Health Team

Delivering programmes to support you to become more active.

National Governing Bodies

Table Tennis England

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
help@tabletennisengland.co.uk
Contact Telephone
01908 208860

Robert Smyth Academy

Robert Smyth Academy

Rawlins Academy

Rawlins is an 11-18 Academy in Quorn

St Andrews Play Association

St Andrews is an open access facility to children/young people are free to come and go as they please.

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy is an all through school. We have a wide range of sporting opportunities for all students in the Primary and Secondary phases. The school also welcomes the community as we take bookings in the evenings and weekends.

Northfields Play Association

There is a separate room on site which is used as a youth club for young people aged 10-15 years.

Partners

  • Leicestershire County Council
    Safeguarding
    Charnwood LSA
    NWL LSA
    H&B LSA
  • O&W LSA
    Equality Standard
    Active Leicester
    Sport England
    Blaby LSA
  • Active Rutland
    Melton LSA
    Active Partnerships
    Harborough LSA

Partners

  • H&B LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Equality Standard
    Active Rutland
  • Active Partnerships
    Blaby LSA
  • Sport England
    Melton LSA
  • Charnwood LSA
    Active Leicester
  • NWL LSA
    Harborough LSA
  • Safeguarding
    O&W LSA