The game quickly caught on with the public, marketed under many different names:
- Ping Pong or Gossima.
- Ping Pong.
- Table Tennis.
- Whiff Waff.
- Parlour Tennis.
- Indoor Tennis.
Hereof, what are the rules and terminologies of table tennis?
The ball must first bounce on your side and then in your opponents. Your opponent must allow the ball to hit their side of the table before trying to return this. The ball must pass cleanly over the net – if it ‘clips’ the net and goes over, it is a ‘let’ and the serve is retaken.
In this manner, what are the 2 types of grip in table tennis?
Although the International Table Tennis Federation has no restrictions on how you should handle your racket, two styles of grips have emerged over the years as the most optimal for playing. They are the Shakehand Grip and the Penhold Grip.
What are the basic rules in table tennis?
Official Rules of Table Tennis
- GAMES ARE PLAYED TO 11 POINTS. …
- ALTERNATE SERVES EVERY TWO POINTS. …
- TOSS THE BALL STRAIGHT UP WHEN SERVING. …
- THE SERVE CAN LAND ANYWHERE IN SINGLES. …
- DOUBLES SERVES MUST GO RIGHT COURT TO RIGHT COURT. …
- A SERVE THAT TOUCHES THE NET ON THE WAY OVER IS A “LET” …
- ALTERNATE HITTING IN A DOUBLES RALLY.
The name “Ping-Pong” was invented by the English firm J. Jaques and Son at the end of the 1800s and later trademarked in the United States by Parker Brothers, the board game company. The game quickly caught on, and as early as 1901, tournaments were being conducted with over 300 participants.
Englishman David Foster
If the player attempts to return the ball before it bounces, a foul is called. In singles competition, while the service rule allows the server to serve to any part of the table on the opposite end, in doubles, the service has to travel diagonally across the table.
You see, in order to run a high-level table tennis event successfully, you’ll need referees, deputy and/or assistant referees, competition managers, umpires, assistant umpires, timekeepers, stroke counters, racket testers, technical officers and jury members.
Hits the ball twice in succession (i.e. a double hit) Puts his non-playing hand on the table or net or moves the table. Obstructs the ball with any part of his body or clothing (unless it’s obviously not going to bounce on his side of the table) Hits the ball out of turn when playing doubles.