The fastest backstroke sport in the world

Technique and tactics are still in the foreground on the serve. But the rallies quickly become spectacular and fast-paced. Due to the rapid succession of ball contacts, table tennis is considered the fastest backstroke sport in the world. Thus, in addition to a fine technique, table tennis players are also required to have an extremely high level of reaction.

Facts & Figures

  • Date: 13-21 August 2022
  • Venue: Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle
  • Athletes: 260
  • Medal events: 5

All medal events

Mixed Doubles
Women‘s Singles
Women‘s Singles

Women‘s Singles

The home of table tennis

Especially in parks, close to lakes or in swimming pools, numerous amateur athletes gather at public table tennis tables and enjoy their enthusiasm for this everyday sport. Very popular and mass suitable is the game round-the-table.

Where Hollywood meets the Olympics

Where Hollywood meets the Olympics

Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle is one of Munich’s most history charged sport facilities and is about to set another chapter to its history book, while becoming the venue of the Munich 2022 table tennis programme. It was built to host the basketball games for the 1972 Olympics. Since then, the hall has served as a venue for a variety of events – from a filming location for the cult classic Rollerball, to hosting the 1983 Eurovision song contest. Currently, it is the home of the FC Bayern Basketball team.

Always at ball height!

Our "Back to the Roofs Letter" provides a compact summary of the most important topics concerning the European Championships Munich 2022. 

In a nutshell

In a nutshell

Whether singles, doubles or mixed doubles and regardless of men or women, the rules in table tennis are uniform. To win a set, a player or team needs eleven points and at least a two-point lead. The player who wins four sets leaves the table as the winner. Serving is also simple: after two serves in a row, the serve moves to the other side of the table and therefore to the opponent. At a tie at 10:10, the serve is alternated after each point.

ABOUT THE FEDERATION

ABOUT THE FEDERATION

The European Table Tennis Union (ETTU) was founded 13th March 1957 in order to group the national table tennis Associations from the countries and territories of Europe. ETTU governs the sport in accordance with its principles and those of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) in any territory in Europe. ETTU organises all European Championships and other European competitions.