Table tennis

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historyThe earliest known form of the sport, called indoor tennis, was played in the early 1880's by British army officers in India and South Africa. An s English manufacturer of sporting goods, John Jacques, registered "Ping Pong" as a trade name in 1901 and sold American rights to Parker Brothers, who came out with a new kit under that name. The first world championship tournament was held in London in 1927. The American Ping T Pong Association was organized in 1930. In 1933, the U. S. Amateur Table Tennis Association and the United States Table Tennis Association 0 was formed, now known as USA Table Tennis (USATT). The three groups merged in 1935 into the U. S. Table Tennis Association, which was renamed U.S.A. Table Tennis in 1994. Nineteen million Americans participate in table tennis each year, of which 2.5 million are serious players in R the world. It became an Olympic sport in 1988 with singles and doubles competition for both men and women.
BackhandA shot done with the racket to the left of the elbow for a right-hander, the reverse for a lefthander.
BackspinBackward spin placed on the ball. Also called Under-spin.
Cross- courtA ball that is hit diagonally from corner to corner.
Drop shotShort placement - very close to the net. A key point in making a drop shot is to not allow the ball to fall off the table after the first bounce. i.e. Drop shots should bounce at least twice on the opponents side of the table before falling off.
FlatA ball that has no spin, usually traveling with good pace.
ForehandAny shot done with the racket to the right of the elbow for a right-hander, the reverse for a lefthander.
GameSet. Each game is played to 11 points unless a deuce occurs.
Game PointLast point of a game.
Let A serve that hits the net. No point is scored and the serve is re-done.
LobUsually used when in the player is in the backcourt in a defensive situation. The player hits the ball as high as he can - usually with a combination of topspin and sidespin. The deeper the ball lands on the table, the more difficult it will be for his opponent to smash.
PenholderA type of grip giving the best possible forehand but the most awkward backhand of the conventional grips. (Chopstick Grip)
PointA unit of scoring in table tennis
RallyThe period in which the ball is in play.
ReceiveThe return of a serve.
ServeThe period in which the ball is in play
Shake-handThe most popular grip. It gives the best balance of forehand and backhand.
SidespinSpin placed on a ball to allow it to curve left or right in the air. Usually utilized in combination with the topspin of a loop.
SpinThe rotation of a ball
TopspinSpin placed on a ball to allow it to curve down onto the table.