Getting started in table tennis

How to get involved in table tennis

Want to get involved with table tennis but don't know where to start? We've laid out the basics for you in this handy guide.

At one time in our lives many of us have played table tennis, usually on a family holiday – the sport seems to be a regular feature at many a campsite or adventure park retreat. But what if you want to get involved on a regular basis?

Getting started in table tennis

The good news is that, across the UK, table tennis is well represented by local clubs and sport facilities where you can get involved. Table tennis can be played in singles or doubles, so the sport is great as a social activity as well as a way to improve your fitness. After a few sessions you may find you want to take your interest to a more competitive level – the best advice then is to join one of these local clubs.

The major governing body for table tennis in the UK is the English Table Tennis Association (ETTA), although Scotland, Wales and Ireland have their own affiliate bodies. The ETTA has details of local and regional clubs and associations on their website, including a useful club finder facility.

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Otherwise contact them directly at:

English Table Tennis Association
Queensbury House
Havelock Road
East Sussex
TN34 1HF

Phone: 01424 722525

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