Our table tennis club
UEL’s Table Tennis Club welcomes all students regardless of age, gender or playing ability. Our club gives players the opportunity to play as part of a team or individually. We play indoors, so bad weather won’t affect training or competitive matches.
Table tennis, also known as ping pong, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table using a small, round bat. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net. Except for the initial serve, players must allow a ball played toward them only one bounce on their side of the table and must return it so it bounces on the opposite side. Points are scored when a player fails to return the ball within the rules.
Play is fast and demands quick reactions. Spinning the ball alters its trajectory and limits an opponent's options, giving the hitter a great advantage. When doing so, the hitter has a better chance of scoring if the spin is successful.
Table Tennis can help improve hand-eye coordination, reaction time and decision making, and stimulate the mental side of your game. Table Tennis, sometimes referred to ‘high speed chess’ helps develop excellent cognitive thinking, strategy, concentration and alertness.
The Club is coached by a Level 2 coach with training taking place every Thursday at 5:3-08:30pm at SportsDock.
Table Tennis is one of the most social sports at UEL. It provides an opportunity for students from diverse backgrounds to come together to play a fun, fast paced, easy to learn sport. The Table Tennis Club holds social nights throughout the year and are always looking into other fundraising activities.
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We welcome players of all levels, so why not give it a try.
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UEL has supported me as a student and an athlete. The flexible elite athlete study policy allows me, as a sports scholar, to compete and train at the highest level whilst ensuring I have the flexibility to earn a degree.Adam Gemili , Elite scholar