Table tennis has been around for over 120 years and in that time a lot has changed. Since its humble beginnings of being played in the homes of the upper classes it is now played by millions of players in hundreds of countries all over the world. Just like many other sports codes, table tennis has English origins. Some of the names it has been known by are ping-pong or gossima, table tennis, whiff waff, pom-pom and pim-pam.
At the Mahikeng Campus of the North-West University (NWU), table tennis trains at the Great Hall. The NWU Mahikeng table tennis team produced five national players in 2019.
Table tennis is one of the indoor sport activities at the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University (NWU) in which practice takes part the entire year. It is a great activity through which you can meet many new people, make new friends and even get your daily exercise in.
At the NWU Potchefstroom there are three major events in which table tennis players can take part, with one event being solely for first-year students. These events are the Battle of the Rackets (BotR), the residence league and the USSA tournament. Several minor events also take place throughout the year as arranged with players, such as playing against another university or receiving special coaching.
Participating in table tennis requires a lot of balls.
Tuesday and Thursday: 19:00–21:00