Table Tennis Installation & Assembly

Table tennis, or “ping-pong’, as it’s commonly known, is a sport that 2 or 4 people can play. A hollow ball is hit back and forth using table tennis rackets, also called paddles. 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. A skilled player can impart several varieties of spin to the ball, altering its trajectory and limiting an opponent's options to great advantage.

A worldwide organization called the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) was founded in 1926. Their handbook specifies the official rules. Since 1988 it’s been an Olympic sport for both men and women and in singles and doubles.

Originally, table tennis was a British sport, created in the 1880s as an upper-class after dinner game. Books generally served the purpose of both net and paddle, and a golf ball was used as the pong. The term “ping-pong” was trademarked in 1901 in Britain, and then came to be sold to the Parker Brothers in the US. The first World Championships were hosted in London in 1926.

Here are a few other interesting facts about table tennis.
  • Superpowers include Sweden, China, Germany, Belgium and South Korea.
  • Unregulated rackets have included sponges, wood, books and sandpaper.
  • Certain players can put up to 9000 rpm of spin on balls.
  • The balls are slight pressurized with a gas.
  • Governments in Sweden and China pay top players to practice.

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