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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.

The basics of the game have not changed in essence over the years although the ITTF have always tried to ensure the game remains a contest of human skills rather than reliant on new technological developments.

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.

Adaptations and Equipment

Table tennis bats and ping-pong balls

Facts

  • Egyptian table tennis fanatic Ibrahim Hamato lost both arms in an accident when he was 10, but he carried on playing by improvising with his mouth.
  • The first World Championships were held in London in 1926, but it did not become an Olympic sport until 1988 in Seoul.

Find Table Tennis Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

Active Glasgow East Community Sport Hub

Our hub aims to serve local people in and around Baillieston, Garrowhill, Mount Vernon, and Carmyle areas of Glasgow. We want to improve the health and wellbeing of local people by getting more people

Drumchapel Sports

Drumchapel Sports is a Community Sports Hub made up of local voluntary led sports clubs, working towards the vision of a healthy, confident and inspiring community in Drumchapel.

East End

Activities, clubs, and organisations based in Glasgow's East End.

Easterhouse Community Sport Hub

Our hub aims to serve local people in and around the Easterhouse area of Glasgow. We want to improve the health and wellbeing of local people by getting more people active.

Summer of Fun

Celebrating 10 Years On from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014. Summer of Fun aims to provide free and affordable events and participation programmes across the city for Glaswegians to enjoy.

National Governing Bodies

Table Tennis Scotland

Contact Email
ttsadmin@btconnect.com
Contact Telephone
0131 317 8077
Toryglen Community Sports Hub

Toryglen Community Sports Hub

Toryglen Community Sports Hub is a partnership of local clubs and organisations who deliver sports and physical activities which are focused on increasing the health and well being of the local community.

Glasgow South Table Tennis Club

Glasgow South Table Tennis Club

Table tennis club situated in the south side of Glasgow.The club has various levels ranging from recreational to advanced level.All are welcome.

Easterhouse Phoenix Table Tennis

Easterhouse Phoenix Table Tennis

Table Tennis in Easterhouse every Wednesday 6pm - 8pm. Our Table Tennis Club is currently open for all ages.

Easterhouse Phoenix - Men @ Phoenix

Easterhouse Phoenix - Men @ Phoenix

A dedicated club for males in Easterhouse aged 18+ years to socialise and get active through a wide range of activities. We aim to keep costs low by only asking attendees to donate through an honesty box.

Easterhouse Community Sport Hub

Easterhouse Community Sport Hub

Easterhouse CSH delivers activities across the Easterhouse community: Boxing, Badminton, Cycling, Taekwondo, Hurling, Yoga, Table Tennis, Community activities and Physical Activity

SAPC Community Sports Hub

SAPC Community Sports Hub

St. Angela’s Participation Centre (SAPC) is helping to embrace diversity and improve the lives of young people and their families in and around Greater Pollok

Drumchapel Table Tennis Club

Drumchapel Table Tennis Club

Running Senior and Junior Table Tennis Leagues. Scottish Interleague tournament. Development of TT at the junior and senior level, players from our leagues are competing in the UK National leagues. A number of players competing throughout the UK Nationa

Drumchapel Sports

Drumchapel Sports

Drumchapel Sports is a Community Sports Hub made up of local voluntary led sports clubs, working towards the vision of a healthy, confident and inspiring community in Drumchapel.

Evergreen Table Tennis

Evergreen Table Tennis

Evergreen Table Tennis is fantastic fun, letting you play at a comfortable level whilst improving Table Tennis skills and making new friends.

Evergreen Table Tennis

Evergreen Table Tennis

Evergreen Table Tennis is fantastic fun, letting you play at a comfortable level whilst improving Table Tennis skills and making new friends.

Evergreen Table Tennis

Evergreen Table Tennis

Evergreen Table Tennis is fantastic fun, letting you play at a comfortable level whilst improving Table Tennis skills and making new friends.

Evergreen Table Tennis

Evergreen Table Tennis

Evergreen Table Tennis is fantastic fun, letting you play at a comfortable level whilst improving Table Tennis skills and making new friends.

Evergreen Table Tennis

Evergreen Table Tennis

Evergreen Table Tennis is fantastic fun, letting you play at a comfortable level whilst improving Table Tennis skills and making new friends.

Easterhouse Table Tennis - (12 + and Adults)

Easterhouse Table Tennis - (12 + and Adults)

Table Tennis sessions for young people of secondary school age and adults aged over 18. This activity is open for everyone and no experience within the sport is necessary.

Men @ Phoenix

Men @ Phoenix

A club for males aged 18 and over to socialise and take part in a range of different activities including Table Tennis, Pool, Snooker, Darts, Carpet Bowls, Cycling and more.

Table Tennis Summer Camp

Table Tennis Summer Camp

Join us to learn new skills and improve your performance at our Summer Table Tennis Camp

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