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Like many other sports, Table Tennis began as a mild social diversion. It was probably played ...
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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.
The first game would have been played using a champagne cork as a ball, cigar boxes as bats and books for the net. At that point, table tennis was seen as a mere distraction for the wealthy classes. In 1890, Englishman David Foster, attracted by its wide appeal, introduced the first game of tennis on a table.
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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.
Table tennis originated in 1880 as an after-dinner game of the upper-class inhabitants of Victorian England. At that time, the upper-class people of England loved to play Lawn Tennis, and in the winter, due to freezing weather conditions, it was very tough to play lawn tennis outside.
The Table Tennis Association was reconstituted in 1922 and five years after, the English Table Tennis Association was adopted. One year later (1926), the International Table Tennis Federation was formed. This remains the association that regulates ping pong in different tournaments worldwide till date.