table tennis


Definition of table tennis

: a game resembling tennis that is played on a tabletop with wooden paddles and a small hollow plastic ball

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In this instance, there are plenty of other individual sports that are extremely popular worldwide where men and women play simultaneously in all tournaments (badminton and table tennis come to mind). Jon Wertheim,, "Mailbag: In Defense of the WTA's Age Eligibility Rule," 31 July 2019 There were nine mixed events over all in Rio; there will be 18 in Tokyo, including mixed-team triathlon and mixed-doubles table tennis. Chris Museler, New York Times, "Mixed Events Shake Up Olympic Sailing," 4 Aug. 2019 There will also be a table tennis competition (using a table built out of lego bricks) and DJ performances throughout the event. Anne Nickoloff,, "Lego brick pop-up bar coming to Cleveland," 31 July 2019 His connection to table tennis remains strong at Eagle’s Trace. Houston Chronicle, "Center of the action at Eagle’s Trace," 29 July 2019 Pedro Martinez is about the only table tennis foe who can keep up with him. Jacob Feldman,, "This Could Be the U.S. Open FOX Has Been Waiting For," 13 June 2019 Bay Area athletes could represent the United States in table tennis with past Olympians Kanak Jha of Milpitas and Lily Zhang Palo Alto as strong as ever. Elliott Almond, The Mercury News, "With surfing and skateboarding added to Games, Tokyo Olympics will carry a California flavor," 24 July 2019 Pickleball is similar to tennis and combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis, but played on a badminton-sized court., "West Chester adds pickleball courts at Keehner Park," 5 July 2019 The office has an event space filled with cornhole, foosball, table tennis, giant Jenga and Connect 4 plus a DP swag store with plenty of branded merchandise. Leigh Farr, azcentral, "MEDIUM COMPANY RANKINGS:," 13 June 2019

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First Known Use of table tennis

1891, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of table tennis was in 1891

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English Language Learners Definition of table tennis

: a game in which players stand at opposite ends of a table and use wooden paddles to hit a small plastic ball to each other across a net

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Kids Definition of table tennis

: a game played on a table by two or four players who use paddles to hit a small hollow plastic ball back and forth over a net

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