Facilities and equipment

Guidance on facilities and equipment suppliers.

Table Tennis England is committed to increasing the number of dedicated facilities that offer competitive or recreational table tennis.

Here you can find information and guidance to support the development of indoor and outdoor Table Tennis facilities.

Table tennis is one of the few sports where gender, disability and age are irrelevant. Everyone can compete against each other on equal terms.

The sport is easy to pick up and play. New players can get competent quickly but mastery of the game takes longer. It compels players to improve their skills. These factors make it a sport that will make participants return time and time again if there is easy access to places to play the sport.

Table tennis is an adaptable sport, so whether your aim is to set up a social table tennis session or to set up a formal club, this information will provide you with some useful information to get you started.

It’s the aspiration of many Table Tennis clubs to have their own full time facility, but is the right for your club and what are the options?

The links below provide information and guidance to support the development and running of multi table Table Tennis facilities, whether a conversion or refurbishment of an existing community facility or the building a dedicated full time centre.

Our basic guide to indoor table tennis

Sport England Table Tennis Facility Guidance Notes

Facility Development Process Guide

Business Planning Finance Template

Playing Grades and Space Requirements

Model Design Brief 4-9 Table Venues

Building Decoration

Sport England Design and Cost Guidance

Table Tennis England noticed how popular outdoor table tennis was in Europe and China, so in 2009 we, supported by Sport England, installed 47 tables in 26 London parks to measure their impact and popularity.

The project was a success. The tables were quickly adopted by the communities they were placed in. Since then outdoor table tennis has been included as part of Table Tennis England’s strategy to increase opportunities to play.

The key benefits for organisations who have installed outdoor table tennis tables include:

  • Very low maintenance costs after the initial purchase
  • The opportunity to engages the local community and encourage social cohesion
  • Reduced anti social behaviour in public spaces
  • Improved school playground behaviour
  • Opportunities to reinvigorate unused space in urban environments
  • Added value to outdoor facilities such as playgrounds, outdoor gyms and skate parks
  • Provides a family friendly activity that will increase visit times and potentially custom in cafes and shops in close proximity to the tables.

Outdoor table tennis guide


Equipment suppliers

Often it is difficult to obtain specialist table tennis equipment from the usual high street stores; Table Tennis England does not sell equipment. The list below simply catalogues suppliers of equipment that have met ITTF specifications.

Table Tennis England does not endorse the quality of any equipment produced by suppliers on this list.


AGAME table tennis equipment
AGAME Sports

Phone: 01209311248

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.agamesports.co.uk/

AMV Playground Solutions

Phone: 01704740233

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.amvplaygrounds.co.uk/


Bribar Table Tennis

Phone: 01227860348

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.bribartt.co.uk/

Caloo

Phone: 08450558218

Email: [email protected]: http://www.caloo.co.uk/


CONCRETE SPORTS

Phone: 08458626086

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.concretesports.co.uk/

Glendinning

Phone: 01364652601

Email: [email protected]: http://www.ejwglendinning.co.uk/


Global Table Tennis

Phone: 01616120164

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.globaltabletennis.com/

Jarvis Sports

Phone: 01553811391

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.jarvissports.co.uk/


Jaques London

Phone: 01732500200

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.jaqueslondon.co.uk/

Kettler (GB) ltd.

Phone: 01527591901Website: http://www.kettler.co.uk/


Knight Table Sport

Phone: 01371875000

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.table-tennis-tables.co.uk/

Millet Sports

Phone: 02087327340

Website: http://www.milletsports.co.uk/


Park Leisure

Phone: 01233840141

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.parkleisure.com/

Playcrete

Phone: 01235534359

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.playcrete.com/


Liberty Games

Phone: 01372840920

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.libertygames.co.uk/

Redlynch

Phone: 01249444537

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.theoutdoortabletenniscompany.co.uk/


Rosebank Sports

Phone: 0160648989

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.rosebanksports.co.uk/

Sweatband

Phone: 08456436408

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.sweatband.com/


Table Tennis Direct

Phone: 01304369996

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.tabletennisdirect.com/

Tees Sports

Phone: 08004584141

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.teessport.com/


Thorntons Table Tennis

Phone: 01617616608

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk/

Topspin Sports

Phone: 02082794099

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.topspintt.com/


UK Table Tennis

Phone: 01403865094

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.uktabletennis.co.uk/

XLNT SPORTS

Phone: 08002851313

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.xlntsports.co.uk/