Basic Table Tennis Rules (How To Play Ping Pong)
The basic table tennis rules are incredibly simple, especially for casual players. The rules essentially govern the size of the table, rackets, and ball weight/dimensions. This article gives a simple introduction to the basic ping pong rules.
History of Ping Pong (A Brief History of Table Tennis)
The history of ping pong is that of an amazing journey. What started as a pastime played purely for recreation with bottle corks as balls and cigar box lids as rackets, has now become one of the most popular games in the world, and as a sport table tennis commands worldwide audiences at every Olympic games.
Ping pong table dimensions are regulated by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) for the professional sport. Recreational games often feature smaller tables that can fit into smaller spaces. Read on to find out more about ping pong table sizes.