Table Tennis

Table Tennis, a sport enjoyed by young and old so there is every reason to come down and join in the fun with everyone in the club! We are now proud to announce we also have a very successful girls team.

Table Tennis is hugely popular all over Europe and Asia, and is gradually becoming more popular in Ireland, being introduced in schools all across Connaght. 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 League 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
  • 2017/2018 Oisin Fiszu - 2017/18 Vice Amanda Taylor
  • 2018/2019 Gabriel Brown- 2018/19 Vice Sophia Cogan
  • 2019/2020 Amanda Taylor - 2019/20 Vice Sophia Cogan
  • 2020/2021 Sophia Cogan - 2020/2021 Vice Amanda Taylor


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

2016/2017: 3rd Place

2017/2018: 4th Place

2018/2019: A Team 2nd  B Team 1st

2019/2020: A Team 2nd B Team 1st



Meetings

Thursday: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday: 6 p.m. to 8p.m.

Training on Thursday takes place in hall 3 in the Kingfisher.

Training on Friday takes place in hall 1 in the Kingfisher

Players of all standards are welcome. 

Contact Us

For any queries, do not hesitate to email us. 

Email Address: tabletennis@clubs.nuigalway.ie


Instagram: @nuigtabletennis

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Table Tennis
Table Tennis, a sport enjoyed by young and old so there is every reason to come down and join in the fun with everyone in the club! We are now proud to announce we also have a very successful girls team.

Committee Members
Secretary:Aditya Joshi
September 23rd
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