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Table tennis, also known as ping-pong, is a popular sport governed by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). Table tennis has been an Olympic sport since 1988 with categories including men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles and women's doubles.

The major table tennis international events include the World Championships, World Team Championships, Men's World Cup, Summer Olympic Games, World Team Cup, Women's World Cup and ITTF World Tour Grand Finals.

There are many popular domestic competitions including Moscow Liga Pro, Ukraine Win Cup, Setka Cup, Czech TT Star Series and Armenia TT Cup.

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What are the major table tennis tournaments?

The major table tennis international events are the World Championships, World Team Championships, Men's World Cup, Summer Olympic Games, World Team Cup, Women's World Cup and ITTF World Tour Grand Finals.

What is table tennis?

Table tennis, also known as ping-pong, is a sport in which two or four players hit a small ball back and forth over a net across a table using small rackets.

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Table Tennis organisations

Table Tennis has been organised by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) since 1926. The ITTF oversees rules and regulations and is responsible organising international competitions including the World Table Tennis Championships.

Table Tennis players

Table Tennis is very popular in Asia with players from China winning a large proportion of Olympics, World Championships and World Cup. Sweden's Jan-Ove Waldner completed the first Grand Slam at 1992 Olympic Games, a table tennis grand slam awarded to a player that wins singles titles at the Olympic Games, World Championships and World Cup.

Jan-Ove Waldner (Sweden), Deng Yaping (China), Liu Guoliang (China), Kong Linghui (China), Wang Nan (China), Zhang Yining (China) and Zhang Jike (China) are the players that have completed a table tennis grand slam. 

Table Tennis History

Table tennis originated in England where it was primarily an after-dinner game played by the upper-class. Different versions of the game could have been developed by British military officers in India in the 19th century.

The name "ping-pong" was trademarked by British manufacturer J. Jaques & Son Ltd in 1901 but was used previously to describe table tennis. 1901 proved to be an important year for the game.

James W. Gibb discovered celluloid balls on a trip to the US in 1901 and found them to be perfect for playing table tennis. In 1901, E.C. Goode is credited with inventing the modern version of the racket by fixing a sheet of pimpled rubber to the wooden blade. 

Table tennis grew in popularity with tournaments being organised and books being written on the game. The first unofficial table tennis world championship was held in 1902.

The Table Tennis Association was founded In 1921 and renamed the English Table Tennis Association in 1926. The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) was established in 1926.

The first official table tennis World Championships was held in London, England in 1926. The United States Table Tennis Association, now called USA Table Tennis, was formed in 1933.

Table tennis changed dramatically in the 1950s when paddles started to be made with a rubber sheet combined with an underlying sponge layer, allowing players more spin and speed. The use of speed glue beginning in the 1980s allowed for even more spin and speed, forcing changes to the equipment to slow the game down. 

Table tennis was introduced as an Olympic sport at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea.

After 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, the ITTF made changes to the rules to make it a more attractive spectator sport. 

  • The 38mm balls were replaced by 40mm balls.
  • The 21-point scoring system was reduced to an 11-point scoring system.
  • The serve rotation was reduced from five points to two.
  • Players were prevented from hiding the ball during service.
  • The ball must be tossed a minimum of 16 centimetres in the air during service. 
  • Events after July 2014 were played with a new poly material ball.