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Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Events to look out for

    Saturday 2nd March

    14:30 GMT: Para semi-finals

    15:15 GMT: Men's singles quarter-finals

    16:00 GMT: Para final

    16:30 GMT: Women's doubles semi-final

    Sunday 3rd March

    10:30 & 11:30 GMT: Women's singles semi-finals

    10:45 & 12:15 GMT: Men's singles semi-finals

    13:00 & 14:00 GMT: Women's and men's doubles final

    15:00 & 16:00 GMT: Women's and men's singles final

    Tin-Tin Ho
  2. What happened last year?

    Before winning gold at the Commonwealth Games, Liam Pitchford won his fourth men's singles title at the National Championships after defeating Sam Walker 4-1 in the final. The 25-year old from Chesterfield went on to win gold in the Gold Coast for England alongside Paul Drinkhall in the men's doubles.

    In the women's singles, Tin-Tin Ho won her third consecutive national title in 2018 before going on to claim silver and bronze in the Commonwealth Games, she will by vying to win her fourth national title on the spin this year.

    As for the men's doubles, Pitchford was again victorious, with playing partner David McBeath while Kelly Sibley and Maria Tsaptsinos won the women's doubles. Pitchford and Ho proved to be a potent paring in the mixed doubles as they took the national title.

    Liam Pitchford
  3. What is the Table Tennis National Championships?

    The Table Tennis National Championships consist of the best 32 players in the country, including Olympians, Paralympians and Commonwealth champions, battling it out in singles, doubles and Para events for the right to be called the National Champion.

    Played out over three days, the singles tournament will be played out through a group stage format of eight matches with a best of 5 games before a knockout stage where the games are best of seven. Meanwhile, the doubles will be solely knockout ties which will be the best of five games.

    As for the Para categories, the matches will be played in two groups of three followed by knockout fixtures to the best of five games.

  4. BBC Coverage

    Saturday 2nd March

    14:00-19:00 GMT - Connected TVs, iPlayer, BBC Sport website and app

    Sunday 3rd March

    10:00-18:00 GMT - Connected TVs, iPlayer, BBC Sport website and app

    Liam Pitchford and Tin Tin Ho
  5. Get Inspired: How to get involved in Table Tennis

    Get Inspired


    As the name suggests, it's tennis... on a table. You can play singles or doubles and use bats to hit a light ball over the net and onto their opponents side of the table. You can see the full rules and regulations on the Table Tennis England website.

    Table tennis is suitable for every age and fitness level, and it's easy to find a place to play - with tables everywhere from parks to leisure centres, bars and shopping centres. You can even play at home - all you need is a ball, bats and a table.

    Video content

    Video caption: 11-year-old Anna Hursey: from the school playground to the Commonwealths