In 1962, the Palestinian Sports Federation founded in the Gaza Strip. Immediately, the Federation formed committees for different sports. These Federation submitted applications for membership in international federations, some of which were rejected and others were given temporary membership under the pretext that the Gaza Strip is not a state; that it was a “territory” under the Egyptian administration. However, the federation of table tennis which was founded in 1965 was admitted in that year in its respective International Table Tennis Federation.
In 1969, the Supreme Council for Youth Care SCYC was formed in Amman Jordan. It established different federation for various sports including table tennis. In 1970 SCYC was moved from Amman to Beirut. Its first conference was held in 1974. The name was changed to the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports.
Palestine participated in the first Asian Championship in China in 1972. The team was led by the sports activist Elie Kubli, who was chairman of the SCYC. The coach was Wasif Haddad – a former table tennis player, a champion (in early 1960s) and a coach of table tennis and tennis in the American University in Beirut. Table tennis was included in the federation of racquet games (included tennis squash and golf).
In the West Bank the number of clubs before January 1982 exceeded sixty-one. Most of these clubs joined the Association of Clubs Rabitat Al-Andiyah (established in 1975) which functioned as a ministry of sports. It had a major impact on promoting and institutionalizing this game. The committee of table tennis was composed of Tonny Abboud, Khalid al-Sayyed, Rasim Younis, Ma'in Hafez and Ameed al-Masri. Abboud is considered to be one of the pioneers in promoting this game. He was one of the organizers of the first, second and third tournament of table tennis which were held in the West Bank in 1984, 1985 and 1986. He also took part as a referee at these and other tournament.