How Table Tennis Has Evolved


by John Simmons - Date: 2008-07-18 - Word Count: 526 Share This!

Like its bigger version, table tennis is played with the same basic rules as tennis. If you are a sports buff and has devoted an entire number of hours in front of the boob tube watching sports channels, its very likely that you've watched a couple of games of table tennis.

Performed in a wooden table, usually as green lawn tennis, table tennis and ping-pong or what some people refer to it based on the fact the ball as it bounces, use wooden pallets with surfaces of rubber and plastic ball instead of the major rackets fur and green ball used in tennis.

Table tennis has become very popular, not only because it is easy to learn to play and it is great fun, but also because it can easily be played, even with just enough space to manipulate the table. It does not require big as tennis courts and most garages can be configured with a ping-pong.

Also, you do not need to buy very expensive and fancy equipment to have a ping-pong together. It was not until the table requires some expensive, but compared to other sports, the cost is not much. Then, all you would need is the paddle, a set of balls and you're ready to go.

The history of table tennis

Table Tennis began in the 1880's, when ease in Victorian England, where the search for a sport they can play indoors. Taking the example on the popular Tennis, this young man used a table used and to change pallets of the box lids of boxes of cigarettes and improvised a ball made of ropes or a stopper.

Enter 1900. With the popularity of the game more and more, manufacturers of equipment table tennis made great improvements in crude those used for the first time and began the manufacture of such new equipment for sale. The paddles known uses custom-shaped wooden and rubber which committed to make the game slower. The bullets were manufactured from celluloid making them more round and better bounce.

With the commercial game and its equipment, more and more people where able to discover and enjoy the game. In 1902, fans of table tennis were able to compete in the inaugural tournament, and 1921, Table Tennis Association was inaugurated in England and just ten years after the first World Championship was played in England.

With the assistance, marketing and legitimacy resulting from the establishment of an official organization, table tennis has become a global phenomenon that is appreciated by all countries.

With many innovations and developments in the equipment used and affordability of the game, many houses have their own sets of table tennis was a lot of people can enjoy the game. Moreover, with its surge in popularity and the large number of people playing table tennis, the game has been recognized by the Olympic committee and was soon included in the world competition in 1988.

Over the years, many rules have been added, modified and removed to make the game more exciting. This change has made table tennis very competitive and a favorite for many people today and probably in the coming years as well.


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