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Table tennis

The Royal Blues have had their sights firmly fixed on the little celluloid ball since 1947. Just five years after the section was established the Schalke table tennis players celebrated their first and biggest success to date with victory in the West German Ladies Championship.

Today, the women compete in the fifth-tier Verbandsliga, while the men play in the eighth-tier Bezirksklasse.

The club is justifiably proud of its youth work, and especially its girls' team, who play in the highest junior division of the West German Table Tennis Association.