Table Tennis - Singles

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This article is about the single player event in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Wii). For the single player event in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, see Singles.
Table Tennis - Singles
Appears in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Wii)
Type Table Tennis
Info In this event, players hit a small ball across a table to win points against each other
Controls Toss: Swing Wii Remote up
Shot: Swing Wii Remote

Table Tennis - Singles is an Event that appears exclusively in the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. It is set in ExCeL London. The objective of the event is to get the most points and get a set amount of points. This can be 5, 9, 11, or 15, depending on what the player chooses before starting. The player can also set the best out of number game(s) to either 1 or 3 here too.

During London Party mode, when the player faces off Dry Bones for the first time, they compete in this sport.


The event starts out with a chart of who the player is playing against, as well as another two competing. This chart is shown again after winning the first round (but not if it was lost) except with the winner of the other two in the center. The announcer then announces the players' characters. Then the character on the left serves for the start of the first and third game and the team on the right serves for the second game. Ball server switches to the other after two serves. To serve, the player must swing the Wii Remote twice or wait until it does it automatically. Though, failing to do it the second time results in the other person scoring. To swing, the player needs to swing the Wii Remote. Eventually, the character glows. When this happens, they get a chance to do a Special Smash using the B Button button. If the ball goes past the character, the other side gets a point. If the ball does not hit the table, the other team gets a point as well. Points continue until one team gets the set number of points. However, if both players have at least the set number of points minus one, it will be called a deuce. When this happens, one player must get two points to win. But, after enough deuces (e.g. 8 points for 5 points), it becomes game or match point for both. If there are multiple rounds, it goes to the second round after the first round, and the third round if both players have won a game. After a match, the announcer announces the winner or how the player did.



  • Toss: Swing Wii Remote up
  • Shot: Swing Wii Remote
  • The character's power builds up as the rally goes on.
  • Once power has built up, hold down B Button and swing the Wii Remote to deliver a Special Smash.


  • For forehand shots, swing the Wii Remote early to hit to the left, and late to hit to the right.
  • For backhand shots, swing the Wii Remote early to hit to the right, and late to hit to the left.
  • A higher toss gives you a faster serve. Hit the ball while it's glowing for an even faster Super Serve,
  • If you hit the ball too late, it becomes a weak return and sets your opponent up for a smash.


The Super Smasher challenge is achieved by scoring a point with a Special Smash a number of times in this event. The criteria for unlocking each achievement are as follows:

  • Lv. 1- Score 5 points with Special Smashes
  • Lv. 2- Score 10 points with Special Smashes
  • Lv. 3- Score 15 points with Special Smashes

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 卓球シングルス
Takkyū Shingurusu
Table Tennis - Singles
Dutch Tafeltennis - enkelspel
French Tennis de table - Simple
German Tischtennis (Einzel)
Italian Tennis tavolo (Singolo)
Spanish Tenis de mesa - Individuales