Table Tennis Betting Tips & Match Previews

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Table tennis, also known as ping-pong, is one of the most unique sports in the world given it takes aspects from tennis and completely rearranges them.

The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net with two or four players competing. The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) is the governing body that oversees the sport.

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Table tennis has tournaments running all year round with matches players right across the world.

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Table Tennis Tournaments

The most important table tennis tournaments on an international level are the World Table Tennis Championships, the Table Tennis World Cup, the Olympics and the ITTF World Tour. 

Continental competitions include the following:

  • European Championships
  • Europe Top-16
  • The Asian Championships
  • The Asian Games

China has dominated these tournaments since their inception.

Chinese players have won 60 per cent of the men's World Championships since 1959 and in the women's competition for the Corbillin Cup, Chinese players have won all but three of the World Championships since 1971. 

There are professional competitions at the clubs level; the respective leagues of Austria, Belgium, China (China Table Tennis Super League), Japan (T.League), France, Germany (Bundesliga), and Russia are examples of the highest level. 

Betting on Table Tennis

There's plenty of table tennis markets for punters that want to wager on the sport.

Popular Table Tennis Betting Markets

Winner: Backing the winner in a sporting event remains the most straightforward and popular form of betting of them all. Choose a game and pick the player you think will win, then bet on them accordingly.

Match Handicap: This is one of the most popular current bets in table tennis. It gives a player a handicap heading into a match up so the odds are closer to even money. This means the more favoured players will have a negative amount of points they need to overcome while the outsider will have a head start.

Total Games: This bet doesn’t require a punters to predict exactly how many games will take place during a match. Instead, they are given the option of going either over or under a specific number. 

Table Tennis History

Table tennis had humble beginnings as a “parlor game,” open to anyone with access to a table, paddle, and ball. The game began in the 1880s, when lawn tennis players adapted their game to play indoors during the winter months.

The game quickly caught on, and as early as 1901, tournaments were being conducted with over 300 participants. The Ping-Pong Association was formed but was renamed The Table Tennis Association in 1922.

In 1902 a visiting Japanese university professor took the game back to Japan, where he introduced it to university students. Not long after after British salesman Edward Shires, introduced it to the people of Vienna and Budapest, sowing the seeds for what would become one of the most popular sports in the region. In Britain, table tennis had also begun to spread outside the distinctly middle-class confines of London, and leagues sprang up in provincial towns as far apart as Sunderland and Plymouth. In 1922, an All England Club was formed, which boasted such luminaries as Jack Hobbs the cricketer and other famous names of the time from the world of sport. The Daily Mirror organized and sponsored a nationwide tournament in which there were 40,000 competitors.

Today, the sport both in England and abroad is very well established and is growing each year. The culmination of this has been its recognition as an Olympic Games sport, being featured for the first time in the 1988 games in Seoul.

Table Tennis FAQ

Can I bet on table tennis?

Yes you can. Almost every online bookmaker in Australia offers markets on table tennis tournaments ranging from the pro men's singles all the way through to the Olympic games.

Who is the number one ranked men's table tennis player?

Chinese star Xu Xin is the world's number one ranked men's table tennis player.

Who is the number one ranked women's table tennis player?

Chen Meng from China is the women's world number one ranked table tennis player.

How can I live stream table tennis?

Visit the live streaming page at for all the information on how you can watch table tennis via an online stream.