National Table Tennis Day is just a few weeks away and we’re enlisting the help of the table tennis family as we aim to get ONE MILLION people playing on Wednesday July 12th.

The ambitious target is one of the central features of a day which will also include a world record attempt, celebrity involvement and a partnership with leading mental health charity Mind to raise awareness of mental health in sport.

Our national hub will be at MediaCity in Manchester, which will host our attempt to break the world record for most participants in a table tennis rally. The current record is 139.

In addition, there will be events going on at schools, clubs and workplaces up and down the country, all under the umbrella of National #TableTennisDay.

The aim is to be even bigger and better than last year’s NTTD, when well over 200 events were held and social media posts about the day generated more than 10.9 million impressions.

This year, it is all about getting one million people to pick up a bat and play, for as long or short a time as they wish and in whatever setting they wish.

That’s why we are urging clubs, schools and workplaces to get involved and help us to hit the one million target.

A toolkit which provides resources for the day will be available shortly, to help organisations to plan their events.

Meanwhile, if you know of any organisations from outside the traditional table tennis landscape who would like to get involved – or if you have any connections to high-profile or celebrity table tennis fans – please drop us a line at [email protected]