Table Tennis Club Sydney
There are many table tennis clubs in Sydney of which Cherrybrook Table Tennis Club which is one the largest local table tennis clubs in Sydney. There are quite a few clubs but the problem is to find a local club close to you which has enough tables, good lighting, affordable, caters for beginners as well as seasoned competitors and which will not waste your time in waiting around for a table to play in. These are the locations where table tennis has been played or could be played in Sydney. If it is not known whether that location has table tennis facilities, it will be denoted NC - Not Confirmed. If you do know that it has table tennis tables there or if you know of other places that have table tennis in and the information will be updated on this website.
- Sydney Northern Districts TT Assoc - covers the north shore to north west sydney
- Sydney Western Districts Table Tennis Assoc
- St George Illawarra Districts - covers Hurstville, Sutherland, Padstow etc
- Eastern Suburbs Districts - covers Bondi, the city and a few other clubs more famous for surfing than TT
- Penrith Table Tennis - for a few teams in the 'westies' to Richmond
- Gosford - central coast clubs
- Wollongong - in the south coast city and hamlets
- University clubs - all universities have tt clubs for students to rep varsity games.
History of Sydney
Sydney's history is fascinating and the following information is gleaned from sources such as Australian Subs Guide or Wikepedia
The site of the first British colony in Australia, Sydney was established in 1788 at Sydney Cove by Arthur Phillip, commodore of the First Fleet, as a penal colony. commonly known as Sydney Harbour, where the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge feature prominently.
There has traditionally been a rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne since the gold rushes of the 1850s and it continues to be the largest city in Australia. With a great number of financial institutions including the headquarters of the Reserve Bank, surpassed Melbourne as the nation's financial capital. Throughout the 20th century, especially in the decades immediately following World War II, Sydney continued to expand as large numbers of European and later Asian immigrants took up residence in the metropolitan area.
Sydney is a high ranking world city and has hosted multiple major international sporting events, including the 1938 British Empire Games (now known as the Commonwealth Games) and the 2000 Summer Olympics.
The population is 4.6 million approx.
View one of China's greatest table tennis world champions (2001, 2005 and 2007), Wang Li Qin below to see how much power and skill (almost never misses) while executing the FH loop. The top ranked player for most of 2004 - 2006, his forehand loop was just devastating. Currently world ranked in the top ten, but it seems that his reign at the top of the table tennis totem pole are over.