Sports in Pakistan: Table tennis in Pakistan
The national federation for Table Tennis PTTF was formed in 1951 in Lahore and since then it has been striving to promote the sport in the country. The Pakistan Table Tennis Federation is also a member of ITTF – International Table Tennis Federation Many provincial associations were formed with the help of PTTF which helped in spreading the sport in various areas of Pakistan. The Peshawar, Lahore and Karachi associations of Table Tennis are the oldest.
The National Championships
In 1954 the federation successfully held its first National championship in Burt Institute. Lahore and since then the event has been taken place every year in different cities of Pakistan including Dacca (now Dhaka), Karachi, Bahawalpur, Quetta and Rawalpindi. The nationals have been conducted twice in a year also. There are both men and women players of Table Tennis in Pakistan and they show their performances in different events both in the individual and team categories.
|South Asian Games (Srilanka)||2006||Mens||Bronze|
|Indian Junior Open (Gua)||2007||Boys under 15||Bronze|
|Fajr International Cadet & Junior Table Tennis Championship||2007||Junior Boys team||Bronze|
|South Asian Games (Bangladesh)||2010||Female team||Bronze|
In July, 2008 Pakistan Table Tennis Federation hosted the South Asian Table tennis Championship which took place in Karachi.
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