Table tennis

Sport and physical activity

Table tennis at the University of Central Lancashire gives players a professional, high-level training programme. This enables you to fulfil your sporting potential.

Our table tennis programme is open to players of all abilities. You'll develop mentally and physically. This will improve your skills, knowledge and capabilities within the sport.

Dan O'Connell
Dan O'Connell
Head Performance Coach

As a former Welsh international, Dan has competed in six World Championships and the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.  Dan has also played for league teams in Germany, France and the United Kingdom. 

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Gain key insights into performance with one-to-one training

Alongside weekly group sessions, we offer table tennis players a tailored training plan. You'll be able to attend one-to-one sessions with our experienced performance coach. These will provide key insights into performance.

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Back in Oman the level is lower, I’m now playing at a much higher level. The training is more intense, and I have improved my game a lot.
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Sanskar Dubey
UCLan Table Tennis scholarship student
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Where and when you'll train

All table tennis training and matches take place at the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre (STFC). Our multi-million pound, state-of-the-art, purpose built indoor facility is located at our Preston Campus. STFSC offers a range of activities from UCLan Students' Union sports clubs to instructor led classes and individual gym areas.

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Monday 6.30 - 9.00pm
Wednesday 2.00 - 5.00pm 
Friday 6.00 - 8.00pm

Dates and times are subject to change.

British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) matches for the men’s team take place on a Wednesday afternoon during the season on a home and away basis. BUCS matches for the women’s team currently take place over the course of a weekend in a group round robin format.

Additional training support will be provided with dates and times identified by the coach.

Sports Scholarship

Are you a talented individual competing at high level within your sport? Then you may be eligible for a fantastic scholarship opportunity.

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Our other focal sports

Men's basketball

The University of Central Lancashire basketball programme is open to players of all levels. Compete in the BUCS Leagues, train with the team or play recreationally.

Women's basketball

The University of Central Lancashire women's basketball programme is open to players of all levels. Compete in the BUCS Leagues, train with the team or play recreationally.


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