Table Tennis, Para Table Tennis at Commonwealth Games 2022: Schedule, Indian squad, format, venue

CWG 2022: Table Tennis has been a part of Commonwealth Games since 2002, before which it was optional. In August 2019, Para Table Tennis was announced as one of the sports to be added to the Birmingham 2022 programme.

Sharath Kamal (left) Bhavina Patel will take part in the table tennis and para table tennis events at the CWG 2022.

Sharath Kamal (left) Bhavina Patel will take part in the table tennis and para table tennis events at the CWG 2022. | Photo Credit:

CWG 2022: Table Tennis has been a part of Commonwealth Games since 2002, before which it was optional. In August 2019, Para Table Tennis was announced as one of the sports to be added to the Birmingham 2022 programme.

Table Tennis has been a part of Commonwealth Games since 2002, before which it was optional. In August 2019, Para Table Tennis was announced as one of the sports to be added to the Birmingham 2022 programme.

Singapore has dominated Table Tennis events since the sport was introduced, winning 50 medals, 21 of them being gold. 

Rules, format, venue

This sport is highly competitive given the number of events, which include men’s and women’s singles and doubles, mixed doubles, men’s and women’s team events and Para Table Tennis.  The competition will be held at the NEC Hall 3 along with table tennis from July 29 to August 8.

When it comes to rules, the ball must be hit over the net and onto the table. If the opponent returns it, the rally continues until someone fails to receive it.

The first to 11 points wins the match, however, there must be at least a two point advantage. If the players are at 10-10, then the play continues till a player takes a two point lead.  

With men’s and women’s singles and doubles, mixed doubles, men’s and women’s team events and Para Table Tennis too, there’s no shortage of gold medal battles to enjoy at Birmingham 2022.

Indian table tennis and para table tennis squad for Commonwealth Games 2022
1. Sharath Kamal - men’s singles, men’s doubles mixed doubles and men’s team
2. Sathiyan Gnanasekaran - men’s singles, men’s doubles, mixed doubles and men’s team
3. Sanil Shetty - men’s singles, men’s doubles, mixed doubles and men’s team
4. Harmeet Desai - men’s doubles and men’s team
5. Manika Batra - women’s singles, women’s doubles, mixed doubles and women’s team
6. Diya Chitale - women’s doubles and women’s team
7. Sreeja Akula - women’s events - women’s singles, women’s doubles, mixed doubles and women’s team
8. Reeth Rishya - women’s events - women’s singles, women’s doubles, mixed doubles and women’s team
Para table tennis squad
1. Raj Aravindan Alagar - Singles Class 3-5
2. Sonalben Patel - Singles Class 3-5
3. Bhavina Patel - Singles Class 3-5
4. Baby Sahana Ravi - Class 6-10
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