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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

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National Governing Bodies

Table Tennis England

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

Clubszone Beeston

Kids Summer Activity Club Beeston.
For Children Aged 5-12 Years Old.

Active Rutland

Rutland Local Sport Alliance (LSA) commonly known as Active Rutland acts as a key group in enabling key partners in sport, active recreation, health and physical activity in Rutland

Robert Smyth Academy

Robert Smyth Academy

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.

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.

Catmose Sports Centre

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

Partners

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

Partners

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