Insight and impact

How we use insight and data to form decisions.

Table Tennis England uses research to inform decisions.

Data and insight support the development of projects and programmes in place to provide opportunities for everyone to enjoy and achieve in table tennis.


Impact Report

In 2015 we released Mission 2025, which outlined our aims and ambitions for the sport, from grassroots to elite, over a 10 year period, half way through this period, we reflected on what has been achieved so far by us as an organisation, read the report by clicking the link below:


Sport England’s Active Lives Survey

Sport England’s Active Lives data provides the most accurate measure for table tennis participation across England.

  • About 289,200 adults (aged 16+) in England participate in table tennis at least twice a month (about 0.6% of the population).
  • This is down from about 439,800 adults in England who participated in table tennis at least twice a month during November 2018 – November 2019 (about 1% of the population), likely as a result of Coronavirus restrictions.
  • About 194,600 of men in England participate in table tennis at least twice a month (about 0.9% of the male population).
  • About 94,400 of women in England participate in table tennis at least twice a month (about 0.4% of the female population).
  • About 284,700 children and young people in school Years 1-11 in England participate in table tennis in any given week (about 4% of the population).
  • About 197,000 of boys in school Years 1-11 participate in table tennis in any given week (about 5.3% of the population).
  • About 86,300 girls in school Years 1-11 participate in table tennis in any given week (about 2.4% of the population).