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Table Tennis Known as "ping pong" before 1936

 

Before 1936, Table Tennis was known as “ping pong”. This was a commercial name, inspired by the sound that the ball makes when it hits the table, used by the sport manufacturing company

‘J.Jacques & Son Ltd’
 
The exact origin of Table Tennis is unspecified. It appeared in England in the 1890s as a sport for the aristocracy and slowly spread to the general population. The First club founded during the 1920s and the sport rapidly gained popularity around the world.
 
Table tennis for men and women was included in the Olympic Games programme in 1988 in Seoul.
 
 
Equipment:
Table
The table used in Table Tennis is 2.74m long, 1.525m wide and 76cm tall, while its surface is no less than 20mm thick. Its playing surface is made of wood in dark green or blue colour.
 
Net Assembly
The net is usually made of nylon and it is dark green. It is 15.25 cm tall and runs across the centre of the table, separating it into two courts. The net is suspended by two metal or plastic posts, 15.25cm tall, whose outer limits stretch 15.25cm from each side of the table.
 
Ball
The ball has a diameter of 40mm and weighs 2.7g. It is made of celluloid or other similar plastic material and it is white or yellow matte, depending on the colour of the table used in the match
 
Racket
The racket is made up of two parts: wood and rubber. The different kinds of wood and rubber provide it with varying features as far as speed, spin, and control of the ball.
 
Wood
The main part (body) and the handle of the racket are usually made of natural wood. The body consists of thin layers of specially processed wood. The body consists of thin layers of specially processed wood, or a combination of wood and carbon fiber.
 
Rubber
There are two types of rubber ordinary pimpled rubber with no (spongy) material and sandwich rubber, which comes in several types
 

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