Table tennis in the academic community in Poland has over ninety years of history. Polish university students have been participating in international sports competitions for five decades. Andrzej Grubba and Leszek Kucharski, world and European championship medal winners and Olympians, started their international sports careers in the colours of the Students’ Sports Association. Poland has organized two university world championships. The Gdańsk academic world championships in 1984 were held under operational surveillance of the Provincial Office of Internal Affairs.