Play it Once
Join Wyndham’s Free Multi Sport Fun afternoon on Sunday 25th July, where you can take part in lots of activities including Table Tennis. All event attendees must book a ticket for their arrival time, children must be accompanied by an individual aged 16 or over. For more information and to book please go to: Free Multi-Sport Fun Afternoon.
Play it at Home
Table Tennis Australia have created some great video content that helps kids learn the sport. Check out the Spinneroos videos here.
Play it Again
Eagle Stadium is home to the Wyndham Table Tennis Association offering opportunities for juniors and seniors to play. Whether it’s competition or just having a hit the WTTA can help you. Click here for more info and to contact the WTTA.
The History of Table Tennis in the Olympics
Table tennis is one of the world’s most popular recreational sports, whether played in the workplace lunchroom, at a home table in the garage or competitively. The game began in the 1880s, when lawn tennis players adapted their game to play indoors during the winter. It wasn’t until the early 1900s when a visiting Japanese professor took the game back to Japan that the game began to spread across Asia and the world.
Table tennis is a relatively new sport to the Olympic Games, having only made its debut at Seoul 1988. China has dominated the sport, winning 28 of the 32 gold medals available since then.
Did you know?
Ping-Pong is a trademark name for table tennis and associated equipment. The name “Ping-Pong” was invented by the English firm J. Jaques and Son at the end of the 1800s and later trademarked in the United States by Parker Brothers, the board game company.
As a recreational sport there are many interpretations of scoring based on where and who you play with. In the Olympics though, singles and doubles matches are best of seven games, with each game awarded to the player who scores 11 points first and/ or wins by at least 2 points.
Olympic Competition in Tokyo will take place across two different periods, 24th to 25th July & 1st to 6th August. Paralympic competition will run from 25th August to 3rd September.
Want to have a hit?
Eagle Stadium is home to the Wyndham Table Tennis Association offering opportunities for juniors and seniors to play. Whether it’s competition or just having a hit socially the WTTA can help connect you to the sport.