Best Table Tennis Clubs In Europe

Published on December 27, 2021 Last Updated on December 28, 2021 by Sorin Petroj

Are you in Europe searching and hoping to find the best table tennis clubs?

Look no further! This article unpacks seven of the best table tennis clubs in Europe, particularly in Germany, France, England, Spain, Wales, and Denmark. Let us get to it.

1. Montpellier Table Tennis Club

best table tennis clubs in europe montpellier club players in the sports hall
Training timetable

Montpellier TTC opens from Monday to Friday from 9.00 am-9.00 pm. Private lessons are offered too at 20 Euros per hour (for the 2021calendar) on:

  • Tuesday and Thursday from 5.45 pm-7.15 pm
  • Wednesday from 9.00 am- 11.00 am
  • Saturday from 9.30 am- 12.00 pm

It also offers baby ping for children between 4-6 years. There are group sessions that the Club provides for all categories from baby ping level to veterans and leisure activities and competitions. Coaches with the necessary qualifications work with players throughout the year.

The leisure section holds two sessions weekly. It allows members to enjoy themselves while sharpening their skills. Montpellier will enable players to rent tables at 10 Euros per hour from 7.00 pm- 9.00 pm on Monday to Friday. To reserve one, you need to contact the Club.

Montpellier Table Tennis Club also organizes tournaments regularly for everyone to know each other and accommodates people with disabilities into its program and activities. Coach Ouazana Olivier is one of the coaches tasked with training the players.

Season internship

During the holidays in 2022, the club will be offering short courses from February 21st- 25th, February 28th- March 4th, April 25th- 29th, and May 2nd- 6th.

Contacts

Email montpelliertt@gmail.com to reach the club or call 04 67541812
The address of the club is: 1 Place Marcel Godechot 34090
Montpellier, France.

Club history

The club is in Montpellier, France. It was birthed in 1976 and initially named Occi Kai. At this time, Occi Kai was operational within a judo club as the only table tennis club. In 1980, Occi Kai was changed to AS Midi Occi-Cres after merging with Cres Club.

Later on, in 1990, the name was changed again to Le Cres-Montpellier TT then in 1992 it was changed to Montpellier-Le CresTT(MCTT). Its current name, Montpellier Table Tennis Club, was given in 1994 when MCTT and the Table Tennis Club of Montpellier merged. This merging followed the purchase of Salle Alain Achille, which was a room with 24 tables. In less than seven years, the men and women teams got as far as national competitions and never looked back.

Montpellier partnered with Languedoc Roussillon League and opened a training center for the youth at the beginning of the school year in 2009. That demonstrated how much importance the Club puts on youth training. The current president of the Club is Calvet Jean-Claude.

2. B75 International Table Tennis Club

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Located in Hirtshals, Denmark, B75 International Table Tennis Club is a welcoming club for all table tennis enthusiasts. It greatly acknowledges and appreciates sincere effort regardless of the individual’s talent or level.
They started the club in 1975.

One of the best table tennis clubs in Europe was initially located in the basement of Ulvkærskolen, which had a stone floor at that time. Fortunately, lady luck smiled upon them, and in 2015, they made a center in a city with only 6000 occupants. It has since been conspicuous on the world map.

It provides a conducive and unique environment for training, ensuring that players’ needs are met without leaving any stone unturned. They created an environment, bearing in mind the idea of a folk high school, where there is provision for development both personally and professionally. This is one of the reasons why many nations choose Hirtshals.

For instance, in North Jutland, children are highly motivated to chase their passion and nurture their abilities to the highest possible level in table tennis. Most importantly, they are given a chance to do so.

Teams

The club has both Danish players and foreign ones. There are professional teams for men and women. The men’s first team has occasionally won in the Danish Championship for the teams, bringing pride to its club.

Some of the male players include Luke Savill, Johan Barius, and Peter Svenningsen. The female players are Xenia Rindom, Julia Fredrickson, and PipalukBechVesselhat, just to mention a few.

Training and Timetable

All training is done in the HirtshalsIdrætscenter. Players of all levels are involved in home matches and daily training too. The club boasts of perfect training equipment which players are at liberty to borrow, such as balls and bats. Not to mention the availability of a large parking lot for ample parking space in front of the Hirtshals sports center and a small parking lot of the multi-hall. There are changing rooms available too.

The coaches taking players through training are undoubtedly skilled and experienced. For adults, the timetable of training is as follows:

  • Monday and Tuesday from 10.00 am – 12.15 pm and 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm.
  • Wednesday from 9.00 am-11.00 am
  • Thursday from 10.00 am-12.15 pm
  • Friday from 10.00 am-12.30 pm
  • Wednesday 11.00 am-1.00 pm (for individuals who are 60+ years)
  • All weekdays from 4.30 pm-6.00 pm (for beginners, although they have to pick only two days a week.)

Other Activities

B75 table tennis club has a motor table tennis play program for children. Generally, children come to play with explosive energy. Therefore in most cases, a great amount of time is spent on running after the ball and picking it. This can cause frustration to the child, making them feel stuck.

Table tennis can be difficult for beginners. Thus, the motor games join the demanding motor moves that table tennis requires with the pleasure of playing. An advantage of motor table tennis play is that it introduces children to the game as soon as they are ripe for the motor.

Contacts

B75 International Table Tennis Camp, W/Lars Rokkjaer, Stendyssevey 71

9850 Hirtshals

Denmark

Or go to Facebook Page: InternationalTrainingcampDenmark

3. Cardiff City Community Table Tennis Club

cardiff city center with a lot of tables in the sports hall

This beautiful table tennis club is in Wales, particularly Cardiff, off Newport road. It showcases state-of-the-art facilities. It is open six days a week, except for Sundays. You can do individual coaching or group coaching for newcomers.

About the Club

Cardiff City Community Table Tennis Club was opened in 2012. It has intentionally established strong links with the community around them. The club’s Coaches work hand in hand with the council initiative Sport Cardiff to provide opportunities for others to engage in sports. In a bid to support members, the club forms partnerships with local businesses as well as organizations.

Cardiff City Community Table Tennis Club is considerate of the physically challenged and saw to it that all its facilities are friendly for wheelchair use and the coaches have the valuable experience of competing in the para-table tennis.

The goal of the club is to increase the number of people playing table tennis, be it competitively or leisurely. It also aims to add value to the city using its facilities while keeping up its character as a friendly community. One of the best table tennis clubs in Europe is a registered charity. As a result, it relies on volunteers for support. The income obtained is used to pay the coaches, buy and maintenance of equipment, and run the costs.

Training and Timetable

The club offers Pay As You Play (PAYP) sessions and coaching of international standards. To reserve a session, Cardiff City Community TTC has launched a new booking system by the name Coacha. Coaching can be done one on one, with juniors, adults, or with a group of individuals who are above 50 years. The age group for youths ranges from 8-17years.

Adults and juniors can come individually or as a group for training. The coaches then facilitate the session, switch partners, share coaching tips and give the players a chance to practice with them.
It also offers PAYP sessions for people living with Alzheimer’s together with their caregivers. Moreover, there are invitation-only sessions that are run for players whose skills are in the advanced levels.

The club charges training sessions as follows:

Member Non-member
– Adult or junior (2 hours) €5 €7
– Minis (1hour) €3 €5
– PAYP (1 hour) €2.50 €4
Coaches
– Nathan Thomas- head coach, UKCC level 3 qualification
– Lloyd Gregory- coach, UKCC level 3 qualification
– Lauren Stacey – assistant coach (part-time coach), UKCC level 1 qualification

Other Activities

The club engages its members in other activities besides the usual training. For instance, the Dragon Tournament. This is a friendly tournament where new players get a taste of competitive table tennis. They are divided into age groups of under 9, 11, 13, and 15. Their entry form is to be submitted before the closing date.

Cardiff City Community TTC also stages weekly matches called Sunday Super Series. They are for all players regardless of age and level. It also hosts club leagues and other tournaments.

The club conducts sessions during lunchtime and after school for the school sessions. However, the coach must possess the necessary qualification from UKCC and other relevant documents and experience in teaching table tennis in primary and secondary schools.

Contacts

You can send your email to info@cardiffcitytabletennisclub.co.ke or call 0796321875 to reach the club.

4. Highbury Table Tennis Club

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Highbury Table Tennis Club is in England, with its training hall located in Bridge Academy, Laburnum Street. It offers world-class training and organizes matches for players to compete in. Table tennis players can also practice in St. Aloysius College, Hornsey Lane, which is the club’s other location.

Each location is equipped with an exquisite sports hall and 16 table tennis tables. Furthermore, players are assured of ample parking space.

Training and Timing

The club offers advanced one-on-one coaching where the coach collaborates with you to set your goals and works with you to assist here in reaching them. It costs £30 per hour.

Advanced coaching for a group is also done for £15 per hour on Thursday from 7.30 pm- 9.00 pm. It is an intense session with a maximum of 8 players, where they play against each other. The coach also gives insights to each player depending on their level. This training is recommended mainly for beginners and intermediate players.

Youth coaching is done for £10 per person. Coach Tyla Anderson leads a maximum of 14 junior players in each session. This training is highly recommended for beginners and intermediate juniors up to 10 years

The Club is open during the week as follows:

  • Monday 7.00 pm- 9.00 pm at St. Aloysius College
  • Tuesday and Thursday 6.00 pm-9.00 pm
  • Sunday 11.00am- 1.00pm at Bridge Academy

Coaches:

Tyler Anderson

  • TTE Level 2 qualified coach
  • Over 10 years training individuals and groups
  • Coaches intermediate-advanced players
  • Has International tournament experience

Sanket Shah (head coach)

  • UCCK level 2 coach
  • Coaches intermediate players
  • Took part in building Highbury Table Tennis Club

Peter

  • TTE level 1 qualified coach
  • Coaches beginners- intermediate players
  • Helps players with executing techniques

Zahna Hall

  • Left-handed, coaches groups and junior players
  • Top 3 England junior
  • TTE level 1 qualified coach

Membership

Highbury Table Tennis Club has different membership options such as:
– Social member- £90
– League member- £120
– Junior membership- £75
Each of the sessions has an entry fee of £50
Contacts
For more information, you can reach Sanket by calling 07886885393

5. Table Tennis Club Ariel

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In December 1936, PiaBalmes School was closed with the interest of students’ security in mind because of the ongoing war. A group of students frowned upon the thought of not seeing each other since they would only meet in school. They founded a club and named it Pink’s so that they would continue to meet.

In 1939, they were forced to change the club’s name since the regime rejected foreign names. As a result, the club was renamed, Ariel. From then on, table tennis and bridge have been the club’s main activities, which boasts of titles in the national championships.

Location & About the Club

One of the best table tennis clubs in Europe – Ariel, is in Spain. It shifted from an apartment on  Gracia street to Mreet, which is below Plaça Lesseps. The size of Club Ariel is about 700m². It has a bar, sports hall, and a playroom. The bar is a social area covering approximately 100m².

It is set aside for games and activities that promote socializing. The sports hall is the most significant space and is fully equipped for table tennis with showers, locker rooms, and game courts, just to mention a few. Lastly, the playroom is a space of about 30m², furnished with tables and chairs. It is isolated and utilities natural light, which many users enjoy.

Registration and Training

To register as a partner of Club Ariel, you are required to pay €40 for registration and €30 for a monthly fee.
Six groups are sorted according to players’ levels:: beginners, initiated, intermediate, advanced, and two federated teams. Training is done 2 days a week with each session taking 1hour and 30minutes. It is done with players of the same level.

The club also has a master class which takes 1 hour for both individual lessons and lessons in pairs with a professor from Federació Catalana de TT. The individual lessons cost €20 for partners and €25 for non-partners. Similarly, lessons in pairs cost €25 for partners and €30 for non-partners.

The retired group of people enjoys a special monthly price of €15 and €40 as registration fee.
Club Ariel offers courses that require four sessions, each being 1hour 30 minutes with 4-6 players of the same level. The course costs €60. Reserving a table costs €15 per hour for 2 players and €20 for 3-4 players.

The school sessions call for €50 as the registration fee and €35 as the monthly fee. They are for children between 8-16 years and run on Tuesday and Thursday from 6.00 pm- 7.00 pm, and Friday from 5.45 pm- 6.45 pm.

Contacts

Feel free to email the club at reservasclubariel@gmail.com, 646 06 8958
The club’s address is Maignon 16, 08024 Barcelona

6. Tischtennis Club Dortmund

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This is an independent table tennis club. It is strategically seated in the heart of Dortmund district, in the west of the German Table Tennis Association. Its catchment areas are Wickede, Hellweg, Körne, Massen and Unna.

Club History

The club starts in 1948 when they erected the table. They added two more tables to expand the space. The club began training 4 days per week since then. Later in 1953 panels were built; 7 in Stiepelmann and 5 in Schlüchter.

Training and Registration

Table Tennis Club Dortmund has teams for the youth, men, and women. They compete in the Dortmund-Hamm district.
The club opens from Monday to Thursday observing the following timelines:
– Monday 5.30pm- 9.30pm
– Tuesday 6.30pm- 9.30pm
– Wednesday and Thursday 7.00 pm- 9.30 pm

To register, you are required to download a registration form from their website, fill it and take it to the club. If by any chance, you are not sure about whether you want to join the club or not, you can attend the trial training program which the club offers.

It runs for 10 weeks and is 12 Euros for children. Afterward, if you decide to join the club, the monthly fee payable by members is €5.50 for children. Adults pay €20 for trial training and a monthly cost of €7.50. There are special offers specifically for families that the club generously gives.

Other Activities

The table tennis club takes part in several other activities such as summer and village festivals, bike tours, and excursions. Besides that, it is also involved in Christmas markets and annual celebrations with the community.

In 2021, the club did not want to postpone its very own championship due to the restrictive situation brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. The club resorted to involving fewer participants and stretching the activities to take place in two days. Intense and exciting games were played, and the event was a success.

Contacts

To reach them, you can call +49 231214859 or email info@ttc-wickede.de
The club’s address is Hauptschule, Dollersweg 18, 44319 Dortmund, Germany.

7. Borussia Düsseldorf Table Tennis Club

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One of the best table tennis clubs in Europe was started about six decades ago. It won its first championship in the 1960/61 season. In 1967, Borussia advanced to the table tennis Bundesliga where it has remained the only consistent team defending its titles up to this day.

The club has had a lot of successes to show, such as 27 German cup wins, 31 German championship titles, and 16 victories at the European level. It is one of the most successful club teams that Germany has. Borussia is recognized as a national record champion with the 74 titles it holds as of July 2021.

As if that was not enough, the club won the championships league, championship, and the cup (also known as the historic triple) in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021.

Training timetable and Teams

The club is open 6 days a week as follows:

  • Monday 12.30pm- 2.30pm, 5.00pm-8.00pm
  • Tuesday 4.30pm- 9.00pm
  • Wednesday 12.30pm-2.30pm, 5.00pm- 8.00pm
  • Thursday 6.15pm- 8.30pm
  • Friday 12.30pm-9.30pm
  • Saturday 10.00am- 2.00pm

Borussia has teams for women, girls, men, students, and youth. All teams will participate in several leagues in the 2021/22 season. They will represent the club from the regional league to the district class. The club also has teams for wheelchair users and the standing handicapped (also called pedestrians).

Some of the coaches facilitating the training of the players are AnnikaSchmenk, Bastian Levartz, and NicklasKarsten, all with a C license qualification.

Players

Timo Boll
– Former world number 1 player(2003, 2011, 2018)
– The left-handed player won the European Champion 20 times
– Since 2007, he has played for record champions
Anton Källberg
• Most valuable player in 2021/22 season
• Won 40 out of 43 games

Contact

You can call +49 (0) 211 / 99179-0 or email: info (at) borussia-duesseldorf.com to reach the club
The club’s address is: Borussia-Düsseldorf-Str. 1
40629 Düsseldorf

Final thoughts

The clubs mentioned are just a drop of water in the vast ocean of table tennis clubs. However, they are the crème Della crème of their kind thus they are recognized as the best in all of Europe. Take some time and give them a try.

While this list is by no means exhaustive, it should serve as a good starting point for anyone looking to find the best table tennis clubs in Europe. Whether you are an experienced player or just getting started, these table tennis clubs in Europe will help teach new skills and provide opportunities to meet other players who share your passion.

If you want more information about any of them, be sure to contact their site administrator directly. We hope that our article has helped make finding the perfect club easier for you! We hope you found this post informative, and we encourage you to check out our other posts on table tennis skills and product reviews.

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