Table Tennis

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Table Tennis

  1. 1. Table Tennis All history from A to Z
  2. 2. Table Tennis <ul><li>Table tennis, also known as ping-pong, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight, hollow ball back and forth using table tennis rackets. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net. </li></ul>
  3. 4. History
  4. 5. In The Past <ul><li>The game originated as a sport in Britain during the 1880s, where it was played among the upper-class as an after-dinner parlour game, then commonly known as &quot;wiff-waff&quot;. A row of books were to be stood up along the center of the table as a net, two more books served as rackets and were used to continuously hit a golf-ball from one end of the table to the other. </li></ul>
  5. 7. Nowadays <ul><li>After the 2000 Summer Olympics, the International Table Tennis Federation instituted several rules change s . First, 38 mm balls were replaced by 40 mm balls . Second, the ITTF changed from a 21-point to an 11-point scoring system. The ITTF also changed the rules on service to prevent a player from hiding the ball during service . </li></ul>
  6. 8. Equipment
  7. 9. Ball <ul><li>The international rules specify that the game is played with a light 2 , 7 gram, 40 mm diameter ball. The rules say that the ball sh ou l d bounce up 24–26 cm when dropped from a height of 30.5 cm on to a standard steel block . </li></ul>
  8. 10. Table <ul><li>The table is 2.74 m long, 1.525 m wide, and 76 c m high. The table is divided into two halves by a 15.25 cm high net. An ITTF approved table surface must be in a green or blue color. </li></ul>
  9. 11. Racket <ul><li>Players are equipped with a laminated wooden racket covered with rubber . The official ITTF term is &quot;racket&quot;, though &quot;bat&quot; is common in Britain, and &quot;paddle&quot; in the U.S. </li></ul>
  10. 12. The Best Players
  11. 13. Ma Long <ul><li>Ma Long (born October 20, 1988 in Anshan City, Liaoning Province, China) is the best male table tennis player. His ranking points are 2873. </li></ul>
  12. 14. Ding Ning <ul><li>Ding Ning (born June 20, 1990 in Heilongjiang, China) is the best female table tennis player. Her ranking points are 3005. </li></ul>
  13. 15. Mikutis Tomas <ul><li>Mikutis Tomas is the best Lithuanian male table tennis player. His ranking points are 1455. His position in the world is 373. </li></ul>
  14. 16. Paskauskiene Ruta <ul><li>Paskauskiene Ruta (born March 29, 1977 in Kaunas, Lithuania) is the best Lithuanian female table tennis player. Her ranking points are 2178. Her position in the world is 73. </li></ul>
  15. 17. Project was made by Toma Mikalauskaite 4D

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