WYNOPOLY EAGLE STADIUM - TABLE TENNIS
Table tennis is one of the world’s most popular recreational sports, whether played in the workplace lunchroom, at 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 1900’s 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.
While 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.
Competition in Tokyo will take place across two different periods, 24th – 25th July & 1st – 6th August.
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.