Tokyo Games 2021: Table Tennis brings the beloved sport to the big arena
Did you know that table tennis is one of the most practised sports worldwide? High in speed and fast-paced, it is a spectacle to watch, so buy or sell your tickets for the Tokyo Games in 2021: Table Tennis right here on StubHub and train your neck muscles to go from right to left and back really quickly.
The ping-pong sport has grown in popularity
Making its debut at the Games in Seoul in 1988, table tennis counts to the more established sports at this sport tournament and has entertained the people ever since. However, in this year’s Games the ante is upped even further, as there will be singles and doubles for women and men, and, as a new addition, mixed double events. What started as a parlour game in 19th century England has become one of the most popular sports worldwide, among athletes and amateurs. Some may think this game is no more than a fun recreational sport, but the highly-skilled athletes prove them otherwise. Quick thinking, reaction, and great reflexes are needed to succeed in this fast-paced game, where every little mistake can cost you the round. In the singles tournaments they play best out of seven games, with each game having eleven points to reach. For doubles it is best of five games with three players competing for a team. With this different scoring system from its big brother tennis, table tennis entertains with its quick matches and has you on the edge of your seat in no time. The scores can change very quickly in this game, so don’t be too sure too quickly who the winner will be. Tickets for the Tokyo Games in summer 2021: Table Tennis are available to purchase on StubHub, and remember you can simply re-sell tickets with us also. We are sure someone else would be thrilled to relieve you of your tickets.
A quick mind for a quick sport
A high amount of agility is needed when playing table tennis, as the ball can speed up to 100 km/h. With the quick succession of hits, the players also need to constantly switch from defence to offence, which demands high concentration and focus from the athletes. This sport is very dynamic and new techniques, spins, and ranges are constantly developing, so even if you’ve seen table tennis at the Games before, it could be an entirely new experience with tickets for the Tokyo Games in summer 2021: Table Tennis from StubHub. If you are interested in the sport beyond this big event, you can check our Table Tennis section, or you can browse other sports that will be at the Games, like Tokyo Games in summer 2021: Archery and Tokyo Games in summer 2021: Handball.