Table Tennis emerged in England in the early 20th century with its trademark name; Ping-Pong. Ping-pong name was later turned into table tennis in 1921–22 with the rejuvenation of old Ping-Pong Association (formed in 1902). The primitive association had dissolved by 1905.
Table Tennis was first regulated in 1926 by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). In 1988 table tennis was recognized as an Olympic Sport. In 2008 the categories were revised into men’s singles, women’s singles and team doubles. There has recently been a revival of the classic “hard bat” style of play that existed before the foam sandwich type of Table Tennis Bat became popular.
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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.
History of Table Tennis: From 13th Century to Modern Day. July 28, 2021. Table tennis (also known by its trade name ping-pong and formerly known as whiff-whaff) is a game played among two or four players on a flat table. Introduced to the upper-class Englishmen as a recreational activity to kill time, the sport has had a long and arduous journey.
Paralympic. Since inaugural 1960 Summer Paralympics. Table tennis, also known as ping-pong and whiff-whaff, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball, also known as the ping-pong ball, back and forth across a table using small rackets. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net.
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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.
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The game started in the late 1800s. This was a time when the players of lawn tennis had to learn to play indoors d uring the winter period. Ping-Pong as a name was regarded as the trademark name for table tennis. The English firm J. Jaques and son invented the name “Ping-Pong” towards the end of the 1800s.