The ExCeL Arena will play host to the Olympic table tennis competition, in which balls reach speeds of up to 100mph and are struck more than 180 times in a minute.
Former English number one Matthew Syed told BBC Sport how he went from playing table tennis against his brother in his parents' garage to competing at the Olympics.
Table tennis is a cheap and accessible sport played by 2.4m people in the United Kingdom. In England, Ping! is an innovative three year street ping pong project which provides people with opportunities to play social and competitive table tennis, free of charge.
Visit the London 2012 schedule and results page on the BBC Sport website to find out details of when the Olympic table tennis events are taking place, and where you can watch them.
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