It became an official Olympic sport in Barcelona 1992. The competition in Tokyo 2020 will consist of men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles.
A match consists of best-of-three games, with the first player or pair to reach 21 points winning the game. If the score is 20-all, the side that gains a two-point lead wins that game. If the difference is less than two, the game continues until the two-point difference is achieved. If the score gets to 29-all, the side that reaches 30 first wins the game.
Sonya McGinn represented Team Ireland in Sydney 200 whilst Scott Evans and Chloe Magee are 3 time Olympics having competed in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016