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What is National #TableTennisDay?

June 21, 2016

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 for the first time in 2014.

We aim to make each year better than the last, with clubs, schools, businesses, players and fans rallying together to celebrate our sport with a series of spectacular events, including open days, outdoor table events, fancy dress and Guinness World Record attempts.

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?

Whatever you do, be sure to let your local media know – and we’d love to hear from you too!

For more information on how you can get involved and set up a #TableTennisDay event, download our Organiser’s Toolkit.