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Table Tennis

Table tennis is sometimes referred to as ping pong due to the sound the ball makes when it hits a surface.

It is a sport which can be played by two or four players like tennis. The players hit a lightweight, hollow ball to each other using 'bats'.

The game takes place on a hard table divided by a small net.

Players must allow a ball played towards 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 variety of skills can be used when playing such as putting a spin on the ball.

Table tennis was first incorporated into the Asian Games in 1958.



Qatar to host three Olympic qualifying events in table tennis
04 Aug 2019

Doha, Qatar, August 4, 2019: Qatar will host three Olympic qualifying events in table tennis next year.

The Qatar Table Tennis Association announced that the upcoming edition of the ITTF World Tour Qatar Open to be h.....

Olympic gold medallist Ryu to lead Korea table tennis
01 Jun 2019

Seoul, South Korea, June 1, 2019: Ryu Seung-min, 2004 Olympic gold medallist in table tennis, was elected president of the sport’s national governing body on Friday.

In a vote for the top post at the Korea Table Tenn.....