Australians love of sport is well-known, and it is no surprise that Australians love the Commonwealth Games. According to research from Roy Morgan Table Tennis is in the top 8 participation sport in Australia.
Turns out Table Tennis is more popular than cricket and netball and surfing with 979,000 Australians participating regularly or occasionally in Table Tennis.
"Over 9.3 million Australians take part in sporting activities being contested at this year’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games," said Michele Levin CEO Roy Morgan.
The top participation sport was swimming, followed by jogging/athletics, then cycling, golf and tennis. Next most popular was soccer, and basketball which was only marginally more popular than table tennis.
All the top participation sports researched (with the exception of Basketball that had a minor increase of 1.9%) experienced a drop in participation. Cricket with a drop of 26.2% and Golf with a drop of 22.6% experienced the most serious loss.
So get into your local Table Tennis club and get playing!