Table tennis is a sport played with 2 sides , 1 or 2 side hit a tennis ball back and forth with the 1 or 2 people on the other side , each using a racket , almost like playing tennis .
Law playing different table tennis but the basic concepts are the same . Table tennis is the competitive sport at the Olympics . How to spin , speed and tactics when playing is the important factor when playing table tennis . The speed of the ball can vary from slow to very fast spin sometimes much more than 110 km / h .
Table size ball size × 1.5 m × 2.7 m 0.762 m ( 9 ft x 5 ft x 3 in) , hard surface rectangular table , the surface can be green , blue , or dark . A grid in the middle of the table divided into two equal portions ( very similar to tennis courts ) and stretch to reach 15.2 cm ( 6 in) above the table .
Table tennis requires a room large enough for players to be able to move comfortably . In international competitions , World Table Tennis Federation requires an area of not less than 14 m ( 46 ft ) in length , 7 m ( 23 ft ) wide and 5 m ( 16 ft ) in height. Four corners may be covered by surface no longer than 1.5 m ( 5 ft ) .
Racquet in about 10 , with polished surface for approximately 15.8 cm × 15.8 cm ( 6 in. x 6 in. ) , although competition rules do not limit the size or shape . The modern racquets usually have a thin layer of rubber coating racquet . The rubber coating may be dotted points and these points can be in the front or the back , making a thin layer becomes thinner pieces smoking among middle piece of wood and rubber surfaces .
Rating spin plays a crucial role in modern table tennis , rubber and a combination of suction and rubber pads are designed to increase the amount of spin and speed players can pass the ball up to the top . The ball used in table tennis has a diameter of 40 mm , made of mixed cellulose ( cellulose ) , completely hollow and weightless . The number of stars on the ball often mean the quality of it , about the rise and roundness .
Combined with spin speed makes table tennis a sport become an even interesting to play and to watch . Differences between Olympic level and recreational players is very large family .
The winner is the first to reach 11 points , and each player alternating serves every two points . When the score was 10-10 after the change point on serve . The winner will be the first besting his opponent 2 points . Game play is a 11-point shift of the World Table Tennis Federation ( ITTF ) in 2001 . Board game 21 points still exist widely in the entertainment competitions . All Competitions at national and international boards are 11-point game .
Table tennis originated from England , which is a game after dinner entertainment elite in Victorian times of the 1880s .
1921 Table Tennis Organization was established in the UK , and the World Table Tennis Federation ( ITTF ) was established in 1926 next . London is the host of the first World Championships in 1927. Table tennis became an official Olympic competition in 1988.