Table Tennis is not a sport that is general considered to include a high risk of injury. It’s non-contact, indoors and doesn’t involve anywhere near as much movement as other sports such as tennis, badminton or squash. However, injuries are still relatively common. I know this personally having injured myself playing British League this Saturday and having to pull out of the games on Sunday.
Another point to consider is that table tennis players often keep playing much later into life than those of many other sports. Pop along to any local league match and you’ll see what I mean. It’s great that we can keep playing our sport as we get older but it does mean we need to think more seriously about the types of injuries we could pick up.
So what are the most common types of injuries in table tennis and what can we do to avoid them? I’ve searched the web looking for answers and this is what I’ve found.