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    Table Tennis Table Tennis The Table Tennis sport got its start near the end of the 19th century in England. After dinner one night‚ some Victorians decided to turn their dinning room table into a miniature version of lawn tennis. They lines up books as a net‚ used lids from empty cigar boxes as rackets‚ and the ball was made from string (table tennis balls were also made from champagne corks or rubber). Started as an after dinner activity‚ over the years‚ table tennis would turn into a sport

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    that the game was first developed by British military officers in India or South Africa who brought it back with them. A row of books were stood up along the center of the table as a net‚ two more books served as rackets and were used to continuously hit a golf-ball from one end of the table to the other. Alternatively table tennis was played with paddles made of cigar box lids and balls made of champagne corks. The popularity of the game led game manufacturers to sell equipment commercially. Early

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    Table Tennis Table tennis‚ also known as ping-pong‚ is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight‚ hollow ball back and forth using table tennis rackets. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net. Except for the initial serve‚ players must allow a ball played toward them only one bounce on their side of the table and must return it so that it bounces on the opposite side. Points are scored when a player fails to return the ball within the rules. Play is fast and demands quick

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    Table tennis is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth using table tennis rackets. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net. Except for the initial serve‚ players must allow a ball played toward them only one bounce on their side of the table and must return it so that it bounces on the opposite side. Points are scored when a player fails to return the ball within the rules. Play is fast and demands quick reactions. Spinning the ball alters its trajectory

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    HISTORY OF TABLE TENNIS The origin of table tennis has never been exactly pinpointed‚ even though it’s a relatively young sport‚ younger than lawn tennis and not much older than basketball. The earliest known form of the sport‚ called indoor tennis‚ was played in the early 1880s by British army officers in India and South Africa‚ using lids from cigar boxes as paddles and rounded corks from wine bottles as balls‚ with a row of books set up across the middle of a table to form the net. Other versions

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    Bottom of Form TABLE TENNIS scoring A match is played best 3 of 5 games (or 4/7 or 5/9). For each game‚ the first player to reach 11 points wins that game‚ however a game must be won by at least a two point margin. A point is scored after each ball is put into play (not just when the server wins the point as in volleyball). The edges of the table are part of the legal table surface‚ but not the sides. Flow of the Match Each player serves two points in a row and then switch server. However

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  • Table Tennis History

    Not as famous as football or baseball‚ Table tennis has a surprisingly interesting history. As years have progressed it has gone from a simple after dinner game to an Olympic sport with its own International Table Tennis federation or ITTF. The earliest surviving action game of Tennis on a table is a set made by David Foster‚ patented in England in 1890: Parlour Table Games‚ which included table versions of Lawn Tennis‚ Cricket and Football. This game featured strung rackets‚ a 30mm cloth covered

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    History of Table Tennis February 10‚ 2009 Table tennis‚ also known as ping pong‚ is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight‚ hollow ball back and forth with rackets (also known as ’bats’ or ’paddles’). The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net. Players must allow a ball played toward them only one bounce on their side of the table and must return it so that it bounces on the opposite side. Points are scored when a player fails to return the ball within the rules. Play

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  • HISTORY OF TABLE TENNIS

    HISTORY OF TABLE TENNIS Ping Pong Anyone? The sport got its start in England towards the end of the 19th century when‚ after dinner‚ some upper-middle class Victorians decided to turn their dining room tables into miniature versions of the traditional lawn tennis playing field. Several different every-day objects were employed in constructing the sport. They used a line of books as the net. Rackets were lids from empty cigar boxes‚ and a little later‚ parchment paper stretched around a frame. The

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  • Table Tennis: Indoor Version of Lawn Tennis

    Table Tennis Table Tennis is an Olympic Sport which is played indoors – although it can be played outdoors as a recreational sport. The game was invented in the late 1880’s when game makers tried to emulate the popularity of lawn tennis by developing indoor versions of it. Around 1898 the English sports company John Jaques & Son were manufacturing the first table tennis sets and popularizing the game. They used rackets (bats/paddles) with velum stretched over an outer casing (similar to small drum)

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