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  • 1. Ping Pong By: Sean and Seth
  • 2. General Description • Ping pong can be played with 2 to 4 players • The winner is first to score 11 points and win by 2 • Players alternate serves every 2 serves • Modern day rackets are oval shaped with a thin layer of rubber • In standard championship matches players play either a 5 or 7 match series
  • 3. History • Table tennis first originated in England as a higher class amusement in 1880’s • Table tennis got its nicknames ping pong and wiffwaff because of the sound generated while playing • The first ping pong balls were made of knotted string, not untill 1901 did people start using the present day celluloid balls
  • 4. • In the 20th century table tennis was banned in Russia • In the 1950’s the innovation of the rubber rackets changed the game dramatically • Ping Pong was first introduced as an Olympic sport in 1988
  • 5. Equipment • Ball with 40 mm diameter and 2.7 grams • Table divided by a 6 inch high net • Racket made of wood with rubber coding
  • 6. Game Play • To start a game a serve is decided by coin toss • Must serve while holding the ball in the palm of your hand • Returning a serve is one of the most difficult parts of the game • Ball must be hit so it passes over the net
  • 7. Types of Shots • Offensive • Defensive • Speed drive • Push • Loop drive • Chop • Counter drive • Block • Flip • Pushblock • Smash • Side drive • Lob • Drop shot
  • 8. Ping Pong Paddles
  • 9. Popularity in China • Popular because it takes few resources to play the game • Game can be played any were • Non expensive to play • Very simple to play • China dominates world ping pong circuit
  • 10. Sources • quot;Table tennis -.quot; Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 18 May 2009 <>. • quot;Table tennis -.quot; Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 18 May 2009 <>. • quot;Table tennis -.quot; Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 18 May 2009 <>.