Start competing

All you need to know to start competing in table tennis.

Play in a competition

Table Tennis England deliver or support a wide range of competition opportunities, in league and tournament formats, from local to national level.

There is competition to suit everyone, whether a beginner or accomplished player, across four main age-groups: Cadet (U15), Junior (U19), Senior (open age) and Veteran (O40), and sub- age-groups including U11, U13, U17 and U21.

New to competing?

We recommend that new or aspiring players contact their local club in the first instance. Most local clubs play in a local league structure and can access local competition opportunities.

Competition calendars

The calendars of national competitions can be found using the link below. They include national leagues and tournaments, and a series of events sanctioned by Table Tennis England and delivered by member clubs and counties (Development, 1*, 2*, 3* and 4* events).

National competition structure
LocalDevelopment events
1* events
Regional2* eventsNational Cadet & Junior League
County Championships1
Sub-nationalGrand Prix
3* events
English Leagues Cup Competition1
National4* events
National Cups1
National Championships1
Senior (open age) British League
Women’s British League
Junior (U19) British League
Veteran’s (O40s) British League
1By invitation only

Use the link below for a full overview and description of these competitions.

Additionally, a competition programme for schools can be seen here

A video guide to entering a national competition can be seen below: