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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.

Adaptations and Equipment

Table tennis bats and ping-pong balls

Find Table Tennis Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day, benefiting their long-term physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Holidays Together

Leicestershire Holidays Together is a free and exciting Department for Education-funded holiday programme for school-aged children and young people

Team Leicestershire

Providing opportunities for young people who aspire towards further progression and success in sport & physical activity.

Start a Conversation, Suicide is Preventable

Start a Conversation is a suicide prevention campaign that aims to build a community that is committed to the mental health and wellbeing of its residents.

National Governing Bodies

Table Tennis England

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

St Andrews Play Association

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

Peepul Enterprise

Peepul Enterprise

Peepul Enterprise is home to Peepul Gym and Spa, who house a variety of classes for all.
With Mixed and Women Gyms, An Aqua Spa, Physio Therapy, Hollistics and Personal Trainers to suite your needs.

Leicester City Football Club Community Trust

Leicester City Football Club Community Trust

Leicester City in the Community (LCitC) is an independent, registered charity. LCitC harnesses the power of football to inspire individuals to achieve their full potential.

University Of Leicester

University Of Leicester

Our university was founded almost a hundred years ago in the aftermath of the Great War. The men and women who built this new institution hoped that it would be not only a living memorial to the darkness of their recent past, but a beacon of hope for the

CLASH 2012

CLASH 2012

CLASH (Community Leicestershire Arthritis Self Help) is a user led charity that offers MSK/Arthritis health promotion sessions for anyone with arthritis/undiagnosed aches and pains at Dock.

Cossington Street Sports Centre

Cossington Street Sports Centre

Cossington Street Sports Centre has a 30m swimming pool, gym, sauna facilities and a floodlit outdoor ball court.

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

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.

Active Leicester

Active Leicester

Active Leicester encompasses all sports in the city.

Leicester Learning Disabilities Sports Club

Leicester Learning Disabilities Sports Club

multi sports learning disabilities sports club where we deliver multiple different sports sessions weekly with sessions aim at being active, fun, engaging and friendly

We are looking to gain new members to join our membership core we already have this

Clubszone

Clubszone

Holiday Activity Club for Children Aged 5-12 Years Old.

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North College is an Outstanding all girls College based in Leicester.

Si Sports

Si sports prides itself on delivering PE in a school setting always going over and above to suit the requirements of the children and working within the school curriculum timetables.

Ravenhurst Primary School

Ravenhurst Primary School

We are a Leicestershire Primary School with 519 children on roll - aged 4 to 11. We do a range activities such as Activate, The Daily Mile, BBC Supermovers, Go Noodle and HBSSPAN Virtual Challenges.

Leicester Leys Leisure Centre

Leicester Leys Leisure Centre

This centre has a leisure pool with wave machine, activity pool and a toddlers and baby pool, as well as a climbing wall, gym and facilities for many other activities.

Super Star Sport Midlands

Super Star Sport Midlands

Founded in 2011, Super Star Sport is a coaching organisation that prides itself in delivering fun, high quality sports sessions in both nursery and primary school settings.

Northfields Play Association

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

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.

Riverside Community Primary School

Primary school Foundation, KS1 and 2

Eyres Monsell Club For Young People

Eyres Monsell Club For Young People

Voluntary sector youth provison that provides informal education for young people aged 8-25

Highcliffe Primary School

Primary school based in Birstall, Leicestershire

Charlie Childs Coaching Grant – Table Tennis

Charlie Childs Coaching Grant – Table Tennis

Coaching grant to increase and/or retain the number of young people (age range up to U25) participating in table tennis and/or increase equality in the sport – by increasing the number of women and girls, disabled people or those from ethnically diverse communities participating.