table tennis

Table Tennis


Tuesday 14 March
From 5pm
Somers Town Community Sport Centre, 134 Chalton Street, Kings Cross, NW1 1RX

FREE Event
Get tickets: from UCLU · from KCLSU

About the Venue

Somers Town Community Sport Centre is a wheelchair accessible venue.

 

There is no parking available at Somers Town Community Sport Centre.

 

For those travelling by public transport, Somers Town Community Sport Centre is walking distance from King’s Cross St Pancras Station, Euston Station and Euston Square tube station. Bus routes that run near Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre are the: 45, 46, 63, 168, 214 and 253.

New to Table Tennis?

Table tennis started as a genteel after-dinner game, but is now a fast, high-tech sport. It also has the most participants of any sport in the world! It is thought that upper-class Victorians invented table tennis in the 1880s as an alternative to lawn tennis, using whatever they could find as equipment. In 1926 meetings were held in Berlin and London that led to the formation of the International Table Tennis Federation. The first World Championships were held in London in 1926, but the sport had to wait a long time before it was given its Olympic debut at the 1988 Seoul Games.

 

The sport has progressed enormously since it was first invented. Nowadays players use specially developed rubber-coated wooden and carbon-fibre rackets and a lightweight, hollow celluloid ball. Thanks to their high-rackets, players can hit the ball at over 150 kilometres per hour!

 

Table tennis can be played as singles or doubles. A game shall be won by the player or pair that first scores eleven points, unless both players or pairs score ten points. When this occurs the game shall be won by the first player or pair to gain a lead of two points. Any table tennis match consists of an odd number of games, for Varsity every match will be three games.

UCLU


5.20pm

Every ball counts!

We are a growing society and a group of talented individuals with a dedicated coach. We will strive for success now and in the future.

KCLSU


5.20pm

Semper anus alter erit.

KCLTTC has been established since September 2006 and we have been making great achievements in BUCS ever since with both men’s and women’s teams being top three in their league table every year. This is the first year for table tennis to become a part of the London Varsity Series, and we look forward to our victory against UCLTTC with pride! Go KCLTTC!