History of Table Tennis

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Table Tennis sport got its start in England towards the end of the 19th century when, after dinner, several upper-middle class Victorians decided to turn their dining room tables into small versions of the traditional lawn tennis playing field. Table Tennis developed along with Badminton and Lawn Tennis and the antique game of Tennis is also known as Jeu de Paume, Real tennis, Court Tennis or Royal Tennis, the game was developed after Lawn Tennis became popular in the 1880s. Table Tennis Game manufacturers attempted many experiments to market an indoor version of Lawn Tennis, including panel and dice games, Tiddledy Winks variations, card games, racket and balloon games and other games. It has one quite feasible scenario that Jaques paid Devonshire for his idea, eventually becoming the basis for Jaques Gossima, released in 1891. In 1887 catalog of George S. Parker (USA) include an entrance for Table Tennis, this game is laid out like a Lawn Tennis court, played and counted presently the same, and all the rules being experiential. One year later famous game makers Jaques of London released their GOSSIMA game. This game borrowed the drum style battledores from the Shuttlecock game and has used a 50mm membranous wrapped cork ball, with an amazing 30cm high net that was secured by a belt-like strap under the table and the rubber ball had too wild a bounce, while the cork ball had too poor a bounce. Gradually have the two most popular names prevailed: Ping Pong, and Table Tennis. Table tennis is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and onward using a Table Tennis Racket. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net and excluding for the initial serve, players must allow a ball played toward them only one bounce on their side of the table and must return it so that it bounces on the opposite side and points are scored when a player fails to return the ball within the rules.

History of Table Tennis

 

 

 

 

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