Table tennis, popularly known as ping-pong, arose in England in the 19th. century and was declared as an Olympic game in 1988.

It can be played between two people or two couples and has been revealed as one of the most complete sports to improve the motor development in children and combination of complex and fine movements. Its practice allows capacity and reaction time to increase, which improves coordination eye-hand and boosting concentration and memory.

Table tennis is also, like the remaining sports exercised in the Heart of Mary Sporting Club, an excellent vehicle to encourage personal effort, team work, healthy competition, sportsmanship and respect for the opponent either in success or defeat.