|（1.School of Physical Education，South China University of Technology，Guangzhou 510641，China；2.Department of Physical Education，Xi’an Jiaotong University，Xi’an 710049，China；3. School of Media-Arts，Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunication，Chongqing 400065，China）
Abstract: The “table tennis spirit” is an important treasure for maintaining the long lasting heyday of Chinese table tennis, embodied in the national spirit, collectivist spirit and constantly innovated conceptions. The “table tennis spirit” is provided with such social values as being inheritable, educational and social directive. It enriched the con-notation of the Chinese national spirit, promoted the patristic spirit, and guided people to think and act positively.
Key words: sport sociology；table tennis spirit；social value