Table Tennis emerged in England in the early 20th century with its trademark name; Ping-Pong. Ping-pong name was later turned into table tennis in 1921–22 with the rejuvenation of old Ping-Pong Association (formed in 1902). The primitive association had dissolved by 1905.
History. The game was invented in England in the early days of the 20th century and was originally called Ping-Pong, a trade name. The name table tennis was adopted in 1921–22 when the old Ping-Pong Association formed in 1902 was revived. The original association had broken up about 1905, though apparently the game continued to be played in parts of England outside London and by the 1920s was being played in many countries.
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History of Table Tennis: From 13th Century to Modern Day. July 28, 2021. Table tennis (also known by its trade name ping-pong and formerly known as whiff-whaff) is a game played among two or four players on a flat table. Introduced to the upper-class Englishmen as a recreational activity to kill time, the sport has had a long and arduous journey.
The early years. Around 1898 the English sports company John Jaques & Son were manufacturing the first table tennis sets and popularising the game. They used rackets (bats / paddles) with velum stretched over an outer casing (similar to a small drum) attached to a handle.
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Paralympic. Since inaugural 1960 Summer Paralympics. Table tennis, also known as ping-pong and whiff-whaff, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball, also known as the ping-pong ball, back and forth across a table using small rackets. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net.
1 The History Of Table Tennis. 1.1 The Classic Hard Bat Era – 1920s to the 1950s : 1.2 The Sponge Bat Era – 1950s to the 1970s; 1.3 The Age of Speed Glue and Tennis Technology – 1970s to the 2000s