National table tennis day
National Table Tennis Day is a special day when the table tennis family can come together to celebrate and promote all that is great about our sport and – most importantly – have some fun.
The dedicated day creates a focal point and an opportunity to do something as a community. It’s also about helping to raise the profile of the sport and to reach out to new participants, volunteers and officials. We feel that a ‘headline’ day gives us a reason to organise events and a greater chance of getting publicity for those events.
Table Tennis England introduced National Table Tennis Day (#TableTennisDay) for the first time in 2014. Each year, the table tennis community rallies together to celebrate our sport with a series of spectacular events, including open days, outdoor table events, fancy dress and celebrity involvement, as this gallery shows:
How to get involved
Playing your part is easy – whether you’re part of a league, club, school, workplace, community organisation, leisure centre, Ping! city, Ping Pong Parlour or just a group of friends, everyone is welcome!
The beauty of #TableTennisDay is you can do whatever you like (as long as it’s table tennis related!). Let your imagination run wild and organise an event which gets people playing and having fun. You could target new players – perhaps your club could host an open day or a ‘bring a friend’ event. Or perhaps you could offer a coaching session to a place of work. If you fancy being a bit more ambitious, why not aim to organise a game in an unusual or iconic location?
National Table Tennis Day was last held in 2019 because of the pandemic – keep an eye on this page for news of the next big day, plus resources to help you plan an event.
Live long, play ping pong
National #TableTennisDay isn’t just about getting people playing on a single day. We hope that the day inspires all those who take part to pick up the sport permanently – and as a result reap the many health rewards.
The power of playing table tennis goes beyond just the physical benefits of being active – it also has cerebral and emotional benefits attached to it, meaning you can keep your head and your heart healthy!