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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The table tennis focus is part of a broader push at West Monroe to cultivate camaraderie. Ed Frauenheim, Fortune, "This Employee-Owned Consulting Firm Was Just Named One of Chicago's Best Places to Work," 25 May 2018 Other sports are trying to catch up; the 2020 Olympics will feature mixed events added to shooting, table tennis, swimming, track and field and triathlon. Ben Rothenberg, New York Times, "To Know Mixed Doubles’ Place in Tennis, Look at the Prize Money," 13 July 2018 Pickleball, which combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis, was invented in 1965 near Seattle, Wash. Contact 281-793-4360 or Terry St. John, Houston Chronicle, "Greater Houston athletic activities listings: July 6-8," 4 July 2018 Their married life revolves almost completely around table tennis. Pam Kragen,, "Married table tennis legends aiming for gold," 19 June 2018 The facility featured outdoor bowling, archery, tennis, driving range, badminton, table tennis, horseshoes, shuffleboard, arcade and, of course, miniature golf. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "RetroIndy: Little America and Wonderland kiddie park," 15 June 2018 Last year, West Monroe flew all of its 900 employees to Chicago to celebrate its 15-year anniversary, and one of the highlights of the event was a table tennis tournament. Ed Frauenheim, Fortune, "This Employee-Owned Consulting Firm Was Just Named One of Chicago's Best Places to Work," 25 May 2018 While competitions in badminton, table tennis, field hockey, and other sports have already been held, most of the over 7,000 participants are set to begin their play in one of over two dozen summer sports from Monday, July 9 through July 29. Matt Case,, "Taking the long view on the Bay State Games," 6 July 2018 So kudos to Welsh table tennis player Anna Hursey who at the age of 11 has been taking the Commonwealth Games, which is being held on Australia's Gold Coast, by storm. Chris Scott, CNN, "Anna Hursey: 11-year-old Welsh athlete takes Commonwealth Games by storm," 6 Apr. 2018

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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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