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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.



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.....

Ma Long wins third singles title as China dominates World Table Tennis Championships
29 Apr 2019

Budapest, Hungary, April 29, 2019: Ma Long claimed his third straight men’s singles title as China dominated the World Table Tennis Championships winning all five gold medals in a sweeping victory.

The 30-year-old mu.....