Table Tennis

Table tennis, also known as ping pong, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table using a small bat.

History
The history of table tennis dates back to Victorian England where it was played by the upper-class as an after-dinner game.

Where
Table tennis can be played at Movement Park on Saturday afternoons.                                     

How to play


Table tennis can be played by two or four people and can be played standing or using a sport wheelchair. The game begins with one person serving to the opposing player or team. Players rally back and forth until one person misses the ball, it does not hit the table, or it bounces twice. Matches are won by the player who wins two out of three games to 21 points. Most ping pong tables are designed so that one side can be lifted up, perpendicular to the table. This allows for people to play alone if they cannot find a partner. 

Suggested equipment
- Ping pong paddle
- Ping pong ball                                                                                                                
Adaptations

Movement Park includes everyone, regardless of any ability or circumstance. Some sports and activities may, however, require a few adaptations to make them as accessible as possible. With a positive attitude and a little ingenuity, any activity can be made enjoyable for all. If your child has a disability, please ask if our Table Tennis activities are suitable for you or your child. 

 

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"Table tennis is the most popular racquet sport in the world and ranked second overall in terms of participation. Over 10 million players compete in sanctioned tournaments each year."

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