National #TableTennisDay takes place tomorrow and England’s No.1 Liam Pitchford has set you a challenge – take him on in the office trick-shot challenge… Although we’ll warn you – it’s going to be tough to beat!

The Olympian’s trick-shot involves balancing a ball on the end of a marker pen, and then hitting the ball, while ensuring the pen is still standing at the end!

Watch the video below to find out how Pitchford performed!

Now it’s over to you! Can you do better than an Olympian in the office challenge? To take part, all you need is a table, bat, ball, marker pen and a video recording device. So pick up your phone or a camera, press record and see if you can beat Liam’s 2 out of 3. Everyone who takes part – regardless of how you do – has a chance of winning a prize!

All you need to do is post your video attempt(s) on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #TableTennisDay on the day itself – Thursday, July 18th – and you will be automatically entered into the prize draw!

We’ll be giving out prizes on social media throughout the day for those who post using the hashtag #TableTennisDay.

Among the prizes up for grabs are:

  • A visit by a Team England star to your school / club / workplace
  • A Commonwealth Games t-shirt signed by the 2018 squad, featuring: Liam Pitchford, Paul Drinkhall & Sam Walker, David McBeath, Ross Wilson, Kim Daybell, Tin-Tin Ho, Maria Tsaptsinos, Denise Payet, Kelly Sibley & Felicity Pickard
  • A National Table Tennis Day t-shirt signed by Olympians Liam Pitchford, Paul Drinkhall & Sam Walker
  • Table tennis clothing
  • Tees Sport vouchers

The video is the second in the series – yesterday we published Olympian Sam Walker’s self-returning serve – and asked if you could do more on your first attempt!

If you missed the challenge, you can watch it below.

Don’t forget to keep an eye out on our website and social media channels throughout the day tomorrow for the latest on #TableTennisDay!