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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.

National Governing Bodies

Table Tennis England

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

Oakfield Short Stay

Oakfield Short Stay School is for primary aged children who have been permanently excluded from school or are at risk of permanent exclusion.

Catmose Sports Centre

Catmose Sports Centre is a superb sports and fitness centre set in the grounds of Catmose College.

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre.

LOPC provides adventurous outdoor activity experiences designed to stimulate, educate and motivate young people and others at affordable prices in a challenging and safe environment.

Swallowdale Primary School

Swallowdale Primary School provides children with a varied and carefully planned range of physical activities on a daily basis, allowing them to progress and blossom.

Partners

  • Sport England
    Leicestershire County Council
    Active Partnerships
    Active Rutland
    Charnwood LSA
  • Blaby LSA
    Active Leicester
    NWL LSA
    Active Oadby and Wigston
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
  • Equality Standard
    Harborough LSA
    Safeguarding
    Melton LSA

Partners

  • Harborough LSA
    Blaby LSA
  • Active Leicester
    NWL LSA
  • Active Rutland
    Active Oadby and Wigston
  • Equality Standard
    Charnwood LSA
  • Active Partnerships
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Melton LSA
    Sport England
  • Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Safeguarding