With hundreds of events involving countless thousands of people all over the country, the fifth annual #TableTennisDay was arguably the busiest yet.

Clubs, schools, workplaces, community groups and assorted other venues including a museum and a cruise ship all got involved on a day when everyone comes together to celebrate our sport and – most importantly – to pick up a bat and play.

Here’s a round-up of just a small number of social media posts and photos from the day, starting with one of our star guests in Milton Keynes, Aaron McKibbin, plus a special message from Table Tennis England Chairman Sandra Deaton and the England squad at the European Youth Championships in Romania!

Aaron McKibbin

The England squad

Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines, one of our membership benefits partners, organised tournaments on four of their ships, including the Balmoral.

St Augustine’s School in Castlefields, Runcorn celebrated the opening of their two new outdoor table tennis tables with North West Regional Chairman of Table Tennis England, Karen Tonge MBE, accompanied by Ken Tonge. 60 pupils enjoyed learning new skills.

St Leonards Academy Junior League celebrated by inviting senior players  of Hastings and District TTA along to their sports hall for a joint practice  session. Thirty players, evenly split between juniors and seniors and including guest appearances from Sussex-based England U21 players Josh Bennett and George Hazell, were put through their paces by for two hours of non-stop table tennis.
Action from an event at Dane Court Grammar School in Broadstairs:

And from Leeds Grand Mosque:

At Laleham Gap School in Ramsgate, there was, among other events, a staff-versus-pupils tournament, which was won by the Primary pupils by a margin of 36:15, telling staff they need to practise! The Secondary pupils also ended up comfortable winners – after 67 matches pupils won 46: 21.

There was also a ‘Hit Mr Ursell’ competition, a target game named after their school coach and actually involving plastic figures rather than the teacher!

At the Redweb agency in Bournemouth, leading Junior player Matthew Daish gave a mastclass to around 30 people at a lunchtime session.

Bramley Sunnyside Junior School, Rotherham

Plymouth Sport

House of Sport

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Fit For Me Liverpool

Mansfield Museum

Parliament Hill

Brompton Academy

Greenhouse Sports

Table Tennis Rother

Support from Team England

St John’s Shopping Centre, Liverpool

Surrey FA

Bedford town centre

Sprint telecommunications

Delt Shared Services, Plymouth

Warmington, Northants

Milton Keynes Community Foundation

Royal Derby Hospital

LawNet, Leamington Spa

Datatel Solutions, Preston

Affinty Trust, Leeds

Three Guru, Derby

Xscape, Milton Keynes

Halton TTC

Bricknell Primary School, Hull

Eden PR, Nottingham