Table Tennis

Key Information

Table Tennis is hugely popular in Asia and continental Europe, with numbers now increasing in Scotland too.

As a sport that has less to do with gender, age, size and strength than it does with skill, dexterity and technique, the potential for participation in the sport is huge.  There are a number of high performing individuals, as well as a large number of novice and intermediate athletes.

Our Table Tennis programme consists of league competition and a Table Tennis Championships as part of the Scottish Student Games every year in late January. We have two men’s and one women’s league catering for both performance athletes and students looking to develop their abilities within the sport.

Sport Chair: Edmund Lau

Vice-Chair: Alisa Khalid


Governing Body: Table Tennis Scotland

Upcoming Table Tennis Events

You might want to know…

  • Did you know table tennis can improve your eyesight?

  • All of the Table Tennis leagues are centralized – meaning that all of the fixtures take place over the course of a weekend at the same venue! Last year 15 teams competed across three leagues (2 men’s leagues, 1 women’s).

Meet your Sports Chair

Edmund Lau

Edmund joined Scottish Student Sport as our Table Tennis Chair in 2021, and plays a key role in evolving and promoting Table Tennis throughout Scotland.

Edmund is currently a 4th year student at the University of Edinburgh and the President of Edinburgh University Table Tennis Club. He has previously served as the VP & BUCS Captain in 2019/20 so knows his way around SSS and BUCS events!

He has vast experience in the sport having played for over 14 years; representing his county; finishing 2nd in the Junior English Schools Team Championships; playing for Men’s 1 team in Edinburgh.

Alisa Khalid

Alisa joined Scottish Student Sport in 2022 as Vice-Chair and is keen to use this role to develop the sport across Universities and Colleges in Scotland.

Alisa is currently a 5th Year Medical Student at the University of Glasgow. Alongside her studies she is the President of the University of Glasgow Table Tennis Club after previously serving as the Treasurer, as well as being involved in other various societies at the University: President of Association of Women Surgeons, Secretary of the Remote and Rural Medicine society and former President of Friends of Medical Aid for Palestinians.

Alisa has played table tennis for approximately 10 years now and her playing experience involves representing Scotland at a Cadet, Junior and Senior level. She is currently ranked Scottish Women’s Number 5 and part of the Table Tennis Scotland National Squad. At the University of Glasgow she is involved in the Women’s 1 Team and playing for Drumchapel in the West of Scotland League, Scottish National League, Senior British League and Women’s British League.

When Alisa is not competing, she also helps coach her teammates to win their matches!

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