Everybody loves playing table tennis!
It’s impossible to resist picking up that bat and ball when you discover, often by chance, a table tennis table. We’ve all done it, and we’ve all got very happy memories of spontaneous hours of unadulterated fun.
When played purely for pleasure, it’s a game for all ages. It requires no explanation, no training and no expensive specialist equipment.
Played professionally, it’s an ultra-fast game of strategy – requiring lightning fast hand-eye co-ordination, supreme fitness and agility, the ability to deliver both powerful hard-hitting shots and deft feather-like touches and the skill to out-manoeuvre an opponent who can disguise a devilishly spinning forehand or a rocket-powered half-volley quicker than a blink of an eye.
The Table Tennis Association of Wales – or Table Tennis Wales, as it’s better known – is the not-for-profit official national governing body, responsible for both the grassroots growth of the sport and the development of Wales’ Commonwealth and Olympic Games elite athletes.
A long-established and highly respected guardian for the sport, ensuring the safeguard of participants and protecting the integrity of the game, Table Tennis Wales was set up in 1921.
It is a founding member of both the International Table Tennis Federation (1926) and the European Table Tennis Union (1956).
And from these firm foundations, Table Tennis Wales dedicates itself to the development of the game – with community based projects inspiring new players and ensuring that the next generation of medal-winning hopefuls are provided with the very best opportunities to achieve their potential.
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