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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.

Ping!

Fri, 10 Jun 2016

Ping! is the free street ping pong festival which sees table tennis tables popping up in remarkable and surprising places nationwide.

National Governing Bodies

Table Tennis England

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

Loughborough University

Loughborough is extremely proud of its reputation for providing the best student experience. From its earliest days Loughborough University has produced research that matters, with strong links with industry, commerce and the professions.

Loughborough Grammar School (Boys 10-18)

Loughborough Grammar School is an all boys school ( 10-18) and is determined to provide opportunities for all abilities to represent the school in a wide range of sports.

Leicester City Football Club Community Trust

Charity arm of Leicester City Football Club delivery community and school based sports initiatives.

Step Out Youth Group

Step Out is a youth group based in South Wigston, running two nights a week. Tuesdays 6 pm till 7.30 pm & Fridays 6 pm till 8 pm
We run all kind of sports activities indoor and out. Run for 8 till 16 Year of age

Older People's Activity Group

The Older People's Group has been running for five years and has made a
massive difference to all who have been involved. Members attending have
a choice of activities which they select when they arrive, It's usually a choice
from gym activities, table

Partners

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

Partners

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