Sports in Pakistan: Table tennis in Pakistan

by on September 14, 2012
in Sports in Pakistan

Table tennis in pakistan

The Pakistan Table Tennis Federation (PTTF)

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.


Event Year Category Medal
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.