Table tennis has recently gained a reputation as a popular sport and draws a large fan base worldwide. With the nomination of table tennis as an Olympic discipline and the success of German table tennis icon Timo Boll, the popularity of the sport is cleary established. It combines speed, precision and requires a high degree of coordination. The Berlin club TTC Eastside has become one of the most successful national teams. Victory in the Women's Champions League in 2012 and 2014, three European Cup victories and numerous national successes ensure TTC Berlin Eastside a regular place in the German table tennis elite. The professional players at TTC Berlin train at the GT Hall (opposite the velodrome) and play their home games there.