Table tennis made its Olympic debut in 1988, and has featured on every program since. A sport dominated by athletes from China, success has evaded Canadian athletes with the Canucks coming closest with a fifth place finish in 1996.
Table tennis has a longer history on the Canada Games program than the Olympic program, appearing in every Winter Games since the inaugural Games in 1967. It has also always featured female and male events. Notable alumni include Andre Ho, Faazil Kassam, and Marie-Christine Roussy.
A legacy project for PEI’s 2023 Canada Winter Games, the City of Summerside will be constructing an indoor artificial turf dome on the grounds adjacent to the Credit Union Place. The indoor facility will act as host venue for boxing, fencing and table tennis events during the Games.