Table Tennis, often referred to as ping pong, is an Olympic sport played by two competitors indoors, although it can be played outdoors as a recreational sport. The sport started in the 1880s when people from Europe tried to create an indoor version of the already popular lawn tennis. The modern game then came to prominence in the early 1900s across Europe.
As the name suggests, Table Tennis is played on a hard table with a net in the middle, measuring 9 feet long, 5 feet wide and 2 feet six inches off the ground. The net is 6 feet long and 6 inches high.
There are two versions of the modern game, singles or doubles. Singles is more commonly played and features two players, while the doubles variety has two players on each team. All players have paddles that are made of wood covered with pimpled rubber and hit a 40mm diameter ball of plastic or celluloid over or around the net.
The objective of the sport is to get to 11 points before the opposing player or team, this is achieved by hitting the ball back over the net and forcing the opposing player or team to either miss the ball and return it into the net. Each player has two serves, this swaps after two points are scored and continues until one player or team gets to 11. If both teams get to 10 points the game continues till one player or team has a lead of two points over the other. A match consists of an odd number of games, either 3, 5 or 7.
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