Popularity of Table Tennis

Table Tennis Discussion

Last updated 10 years ago

Peter Njuguna

Peter Njuguna Asked 11 years ago

Why is Table Tennis not so common like lawn tennis?

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 11 years ago

Hi Peter,

This really depends on where you live. In China Table Tennis is much more common than Tennis. In fact Table Tennis is very popular in Europe and Asia.

In Australia we have had a long line of excellent Tennis players which helps to explain it's popularity here. Hopefully Table Tennis can become more popular. It is a great game that most people have at least played in their homes and generally enjoy.

I guess it starts with the people. If you love Table Tennis then spread the word. Start playing more and inviting friends to play.

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Peter Njuguna

Peter Njuguna Posted 11 years ago

Thank you.maybe i should establish my own club someday here in kenya because i have always been passionate about this game since finishing my studies in high school last year...

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 11 years ago

Hi Peter,

That sounds like a great idea. I imagine it would be a very time consuming exercise to start your own club but if you're passionate the go for it. I guess the key is to start small and grow the club slowly if it is proving to be a success.

Good luck! 

Curtis Lewis

Curtis Lewis Posted 11 years ago

ARGH!  I hate the fact that America sees table tennis as a table used to sit on and gather dust in stuffed basements.  The only places where you see any competitive/passionate ping pong is in the cities and I live too far away to go there even on a monthly basis.  >.<  Even worse, pretty much all of my friends that enjoy ping pong are very novice.  I need to move to Germany, lol.

Claus Hamacher

Claus Hamacher Posted 10 years ago

For those of you who understand a bit of German: there is an interview with Jens Lang (apparently Australia has a German coach?) about tabletennis in Australia. He is holding William Henzel in high esteem.


Lang was interviewed during the ongoing World-Team-Championships in Dortmund. You can find loads of live-coverage on http://www.ittf.com/ btw.

Have fun. 

Julio Torres

Julio Torres Posted 10 years ago

it must be popular if you have great players like Lleyton Hewit (who was number 1) and ike Bernard Tomic or Samantha stosur.

You have great TT players ... but you never had a number one,,, 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

Tennis is really popular in Australia because of the good weather for outdoor sports.

Darien Cheng

Darien Cheng Posted 10 years ago

To bad its not that popular in usa. Not one us player has won a medal in table tennis. Im lucky in NYC since there are 3 4 clubs.



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