- This game was started in England in 1880s. International Table Tennis Association' was established in 1926.
- The first match of the Table Tennis World Championship was played in 1927.
- Table Tennis was introduced in the Olympic Games much later in 1988 at Seoul (S. Korea).
- Table Tennis Association of India was formed in 1938.
|Some important measurements in Table Tennis|
|Length of the table||2.74 metre (9 feet)|
|Width of the table||1.52 metre (5 feet)|
|Height of the table||76 cn|
|Weight of the ball||2.4 to 2.53 gram|
|Diameter of the ball||37.2 to 38.2 mm|
|Colour of the ball||White or Yellow|
Some important terminology in Table Tennis :- Foil, End line, Late control, Flat hit, Block stroke, Service, Penholder grip, Back spin, Centre line, Half Court, Side spin, Swing stroke, Push Stroke, Rally, Let, Reverse, Top Spin, Drop shot, Lob, Chopped return, Counter hitting etc.