Is Table Tennis a dangerous sport

Table Tennis Discussion

Last updated 6 years ago

Marcin Lonak

Marcin Lonak Asked 6 years ago

Hi Alois, hi Jeff,

recently while practicing I did hurt my forefinger while trying to play a topspin of backspin. The ball was half long and my forefinger smashed to the table. Since my action was fast and big, the impact was heavy. Luckily nothing serious happened. I started to think what else can happen. I heard the story of Jeff hurting himself. Do people hurt themselves sometimes while making the saluting motion to the eyebrow? Is Table tennis a dangerous sport? 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Marcin,

Ouch!!! that does hurt when you hit your hand on the table.  In general though I don't think it is a dangerous sport.  Jeff's accident was his bullish behaviour...

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Jay Bird

Jay Bird Posted 6 years ago

After a few close calls I am now wearing my old racquetball eyewear, better safe than sorry while playing doubles ..

Johan B

Johan B Posted 6 years ago

I hit myself in the forehead every now and then, but luckily the bat hasn't got much speed anymore

Then there are the bruises from pendulum serves ofc


D K Posted 6 years ago

We often clash with my partner in doubles...
Our worst was when I ran for the ball and he was in the middle of retreat.
I stumbled over his feet and we fell on each other.

But I reached the ball :)
And hit the edge :)

But my partner's left shoulder was dislocated :(

And my strongest teammate has once thrown his bat into his opponent's stomach by accident.

Jay Bird

Jay Bird Posted 6 years ago

OMG .... sounds like you need helmets and shoulder pads in your league


D K Posted 6 years ago

The clashes in my doubles are frequent as none of my potential partners is not used to getting so far back,because they are all used to partnership with close-table attackers.
I am a classical defender and I cannot cooperate with them,because they need my powerful attack which I dont have.


And the thrown bat was an accident.
That boy has a powerful swing but weak grip.

Tushar Verma

Tushar Verma Posted 6 years ago

My partner was also hurt in the same way. His middle finger was hurt badly his nail was out of his finger. He did not played table tennis for 2 month.

I think every sport is dangerous if not played with care.  

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