While table tennis is a comparatively safe sport, table tennis accidents can and will happen occasionally. Here are the three most common table tennis-related accidents.
Top 3 table tennis accidents
Common table tennis accidents include:
Muscle strains due to lack of warming-up. Common areas affected by such strains include shoulders, wrists and backs.
Injuries to the lower back, knee and wrist joints, as well as shoulder and ankle joints due to overuse and/or poor technique
Injuries by slips, trips and falls
Occasionally, players are also injured by:
Hitting their thumbs/fingers on the edge of tables while taking close-up shots
Flying objects due to damaged or defective bats disintegrating
This type of accident is, however, comparatively rare.
Preventing table tennis accidents
Table tennis injuries can often be prevented by:
Adequately warming up before commencing play
Practising proper techniques
Taking regular breaks to prevent overuse injuries
Injuries by slipping or tripping while playing table tennis are often caused by spilt drinks or carelessly discarded balls, kit bags and other trip and slip hazards. Injuries by tripping and slipping can, therefore, be prevented by immediately clearing up spills and ensuring kit bags, balls and other objects are positioned out of harm’s way.
Injured while playing table tennis
If you suffered an injury while playing table tennis, you could be eligible to make a personal injury claim if:
Someone else caused your injury
You sustained your injury within the past three years
You may also be entitled to compensation if, for instance, a bat you or another player were using disintegrated and you were hit by flying parts of the bat.
Accident Advice Helpline
We have years of experience in conducting claims for compensation related to accidents while playing table tennis at youth clubs, leisure centres or schools, for example. This experience allows us to quickly establish who is liable for an injury and bring claims to a satisfactory conclusion in a speedy and efficient manner. Boasting an exemplary track record, our in-house no-win, no-fee* solicitors can help you get compensation for your injury, too.
Our helpline is open 24 hours every day of the year and calls are both obligation-free and confidential. All claims are dealt with on a no-win, no-fee* basis by our own solicitors. To get helpful advice on when and how to claim for personal injury compensation and enlist our nationwide legal team’s help, pick up your telephone or mobile and dial 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 respectively now.
Date Published: April 18, 2017
Author: Accident Advice