Club profiles: Table Tennis

Table Tennis

Table Tennis is hugely popular all over Europe and Asia, and is gradually becoming more popular in Ireland, being introduced in schools all across Connaught. When played intensively, table tennis is lauded for being aerobic exercise, exercising both the upper and lower body as well as increasing hand-eye coordination. According to Dr. Amen, "Golf is good; tennis is great; table-tennis is the best sport in the world!"

The NUIG Table Tennis Club caters for players of all standards, with some who wish to train intensively with our coach, Tom Shaughnessy, and others who simply play for fun. Every year, the club holds exciting in-house tournaments for example a tournament with players from GMIT. Furthermore teams from NUIG Table Tennis Club attend various competitions with other institutions, including the Colleges Table Tennis Leage in UCD and the intervarsities.

Everyone, under-grad. and post-grad. alike are welcome!

History

The NUIG Table Tennis Club was reestablished at the start of 2010, and is based in the Kingfisher Club. 6 new championship tables were shipped in from Germany. In 2013. the club won the NUIG leadership award and was presented with €14,000 to purchase an extra 8 new table as well as two robots, making us the best equiped club NUIG.

In 2014 NUIG hosted the all Ireland Intervarsities.

Past Captains:

  • 2010/2011 Mark Bohacek
  • 2011/2012 Declan O'Loughlin
  • 2012/2013 Johannes Meyer zu Wendischhoff
  • 2013/2014 Artur Gower
  • 2014/2015 Bartek Zaucha
  • 2015/2016 Sean O Connor
  • 2016/2017 Gabriel Brown

Past Honorary Chair:

2013/2014 Declan O' Loughlin

2014/2015: Damien Griffin

Achievements

Colleges Table Tennis League:

2011/2012: 4th place.

2012/2013: 2nd place.

2013/2014: 3rd place

2014/2015: 5th Place

2015/2016: 4th Place

Intervarsities

2013/2014: 3rd place

2014/2015: 4th place/ Men Singles B Division Runner Up : Sean O Connor

2015/2016:  Men SIngles B Division Winner : Guillaume Berton

2016/2017: 4th place/ Men Singles B Division Winner: Alexander Bausenwein