Ping Pong or Table Tennis. Index. Historical Clothing and equipment The rules of the game Techniques The major competitions Other elements of interest .
The game has its origins in England as an after-dinner amusement for upper-class Victorians in the 1880s. Mimicking the game of tennis in an indoor environment, everyday objects were originally enlisted to act as the equipment. A line of books would be the net, a rounded top of a Champagne cork or knot of string as the ball, and a cigar box lid as the racket.
1.525 m wide, and 76 cm high