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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Some of the sports include basketball, table tennis, equestrian, beach volleyball, golf, cycling, and more. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Where Is 'GMA' Star Robin Roberts? Fans of the Show Are Starting to Ask Questions," 12 Mar. 2019 Lions' Golden Tate and Verizon IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden resume their table tennis rivalry for charity at Detroit's Drive Table Tennis Social Club. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, "IndyCar steering wheels are $40K marvels that might crash most of us," 1 June 2018 Wholesale changes The table tennis was the first to go. Mark Long, Houston Chronicle, "After an initial 'tantrum,' players follow coach's lead," 16 Jan. 2018 For example, Dice uses a table tennis racket, while Raptor uses a baseball bat. Michael Moore, The Verge, "Lethal League Blaze turns handball into a stylish fighting game," 9 Dec. 2018 Playing table tennis competitively provides great agility work, coordination, and cardio. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "A Look Inside the Challenging and Misunderstood Sport of Table Tennis," 9 Jan. 2019 There were scenes of ecstasy in the Oxenford film and television studios -- home to the table tennis at the Games -- as Nigeria earned their first medal on the Gold Coast in the men's team event. Sandy Thin, CNN, "Yohan Blake defeated as South African springs shock victory in 100m final," 9 Apr. 2018 Browse photos of the 2018 Maryland table tennis champions., "Digest: Castro, Laginja win titles at Maryland table tennis tournament," 4 June 2018 At Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting in Omaha on May 7, the two moguls continued their tradition of playing bridge and table tennis. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Really Know How to Let Loose," 9 May 2017

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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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