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CUB SCOUT SPORTS: TABLE TENNIS

Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts may complete requirements in a family, den, pack, school, or community environment. Tiger Cubs must work with their parents or adult partners. Parents and partners do not earn loops or pins.  


REQUIREMENTS FOR THE TABLE TENNIS SPORTS BELT LOOP

Complete these three requirements:
  1. Explain the rules of table tennis to your leader or adult partner.
  2. Spend at least 30 minutes practicing table tennis skills.
  3. Participate in a table tennis game.


REQUIREMENTS FOR THE TABLE TENNIS SPORTS PIN

Earn the Table Tennis beft loop, and complete five of the fo]Uowing requirements:
  1. Compete in a pack or community table tennis tournament.
  2. Demonstrate your knowledge, use, and care of the equipment needed to play table tennis (racket or paddle, table and net, ball, tennis or basketball shoes, and comfortable clothing).
  3. Practice 30 minutes developing serving skills.
  4. Practice 30 minutes developing your forehand and backhand strokes.
  5. Explain to your leader or adult partner how spin affects the bounce of the ball.
  6. Accurately set up a table tennis table and net according to USA Table Tennis rules.
  7. Play five games of table tennis.
  8. Participate in a table tennis skills development clinic.
  9. Explain to your leader or adult partner how to score a table tennis game.
  10. Participate in a game of doubles table tennis (four people playing in one game, two people per side).



GENERAL SPORTS REQUIREMENTS

Following are the requirements for earning the Sports belts loops and pins.

Remember:

  • Belt loops and pins are earned only by Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts (not adults).
  • The archery and BB-gun shooting belt loops and pins must be earned under BSA range-trained supervision. The BB-gun shooting loop and pin must be earned at a BSA facility range.
  • Requirements may be adjusted to accommodate the special needs of Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts with disabilities.
  • Webelos Scouts may earn a belt loop or pin a second time to qualify for Webelos activity badges.
  • Boys may earn belt loops more than once; however, leaders should encourage boys to try different requirements and earn the pin. Packs should have a clear policy in place about whether the pack or the boy's family is responsible for the cost of awards earned more than once.


CUB-SAFE TABLE TENNIS RESOURCES FOR KIDS

  1. About.com - Table Tennis - features, tips, interviews with top players, and links.
  2. Advanced Topics in Table Tennis - a collection of papers and sites.
  3. BS Table Tennis - rules, ITTF rankings, links to other sites.
  4. Denis' Table Tennis World - includes rules and tips for players of all levels.
  5. Gilbert Table Tennis Cup - international table tennis tournament featuring the world's best players. Videos available. January 3-4, 1998.
  6. Jeremy's Ping Pong/Table Tennis Page - rules plus tips on styles and handling.
  7. Table Tennis 1.com
  8. Table Tennis in Finland
  9. Table Tennis Page
  10. Tenis de Mesa Espaņol - Spanish table tennis information.
  11. World Wide Web of Sports -- Table Tennis (Ping-Pong)
  12. FAQ - Table Tennis
  13. Usenet - rec.sport.table-tennis - Things related to table tennis (aka Ping Pong).
 

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