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Table Tennis - General

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... A Table Tennis Association was formed in England in 1921. Then followed by the Fédération Internationale de Tennis de Table (International Table Tennis Federation), founded at a 1926 meeting in Berlin by England, Sweden, Hungary, India, Denmark, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Austria, ... Read review

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Community Level 3WarpFactor9

WarpFactor9

It's not a racket

AdvantagesGreat fun and can keep you fit.

DisadvantagesNone I can think of?

"...across the middle of a table to divide the table. There where versions developed in England around the 1890s, known as "whiff whaff" and "gossima," Then “Parker Brothers” began making indoor tennis kits that included a net that could be fixed to a table, a small ball with netting cover (Sounds weird) and small paddles. James Gibb, an Englishman who went to the United States in 1900, brought some hollow celluloid balls home and tried these out ..." Read review
21.11.2002

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Community Level 6Versatile

Versatile

PING PONG YOURSELF INTO SHAPE

AdvantagesAll in opinion

DisadvantagesAll in opinion

"...to play a game of table tennis. Table tennis is a miniature version of tennis; you still have the net that goes across the table and all the white markings like a tennis court. The only real difference is the rules of the game (which I will outline soon). I was quite a good tennis player but my tennis partner was better and so I just thought she would give me a good hiding. On the contrary I thrashed her 21-14, 21- 11 and 21- 8. – I soon discovered ..." Read review
08.10.2001

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Community Level 5jimbuck

jimbuck

Chinese Supremacy

AdvantagesGreat game for keepin the muscles in shape

DisadvantagesI'm too old to play now Grrr!

"My first memories of Table Tennis were in the late forties when I was given a Table Tennis set for Xmas. The large box contained a net and two fixing brackets, two balls and two bats, which, as it was just after the war, had something like sandpaper instead of the pimpled rubber that we get now. The opened out dining room table served pretty well as a “Ping Pong” table being about six feet long and three feet wide. It was under such conditions ..." Read review
11.04.2001

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Community Level 3laserquester

laserquester

Best sport to play

Advantagesgood fun

Disadvantagestiring

"I have been a table tennis player for 7 years now, and I can honestly say it is the best game I have ever played. Even from the early days as a begginner to now, when I am a serious player in the local Senior league I have found it to be fun, and exhuasting. Many people assume as the space of play is so small that you can not get tired playing, well try it and you will see just how tiring it is. Fast forehand rallies with speed and accuracy, or ..." Read review
05.03.2001

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Community Level 1alex2000_mc

alex2000_mc

Table Tennis - And it's a winner!

AdvantagesHelps maintain physical fitness, Easy to learn

DisadvantagesDifficult to Master, Learners could damage their equipment

"Table Tennis is a sport very similar to Tennis, but is played on a Table with dimensions 9 feet in length and 5 feet in width. A net which is 6 inches high, divides the table into two halves. The table is a smooth finished surface made of processed timber. Each half is further demarcated into two, to assist in doubles, the rules of which are explained later. Players use a variety of Racquets, ranging from fast ones to spinny ones and a ball which ..." Read review
28.05.2006

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