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Table Tennis Arbray Fast Ross Spaulding Anna Espino History: Discipline’s Origin Table tennis was developed in the late 19 th century. It is considered to be of the English origin. It is described as a “miniature” tennis that was played indoors in the 1880s and 1890s.

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table tennis

Table Tennis

Arbray Fast

Ross Spaulding

Anna Espino

history discipline s origin
History: Discipline’s Origin
  • Table tennis was developed in the late 19th century.
  • It is considered to be of the English origin.
  • It is described as a “miniature” tennis that was played indoors in the 1880s and 1890s.
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History: Discipline’s Origin
  • Athletes first played with cigar-box lids for rackets and a carved champagne cork for a ball.
  • Today, players use rubber-coated wooden and carbon-fiber rackets and a lightweight, hollow celluloid ball.
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History: Discipline’s Origin
  • The rules of the game were made in 1922 by Ivor Montagu.
  • The International Table Tennis Federation formed in 1926, which included Austria, England, Germany, Hungary, and Sweden.
  • The World Champions also began in 1926.
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History: Discipline’s Origin
  • Table tennis is the world’s largest participation sport.
  • 40 million competitive players.
  • Millions involved recreationally.
olympic history
Olympic History
  • Table tennis first appeared in the Olympics in Seoul, in 1988.
  • The four table tennis events in the Olympics include:

1. Men’s singles

2. Women’s singles

3. Men’s doubles

4. Women’s doubles

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Olympic History
  • Singles:
  • The top 16 teams advance to the main round, while 48 more players enter a qualification round.
  • A second 16 teams advance from that round.
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Olympic History
  • The main round is a single-elimination tournament.
  • Semi-final winners compete for the gold and silver medals.
  • Semi-final losers compete for the bronze medal.
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Olympic History
  • Doubles uses a similar format with 32 teams involved.
  • Matches are best-of-five games.
  • Mixed doubles is not played as an Olympic sport.
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Olympic History
  • Mixed doubles is only played in the World Championships where it first appeared in 1926.
clubs and information
Clubs and Information
  • Information about table tennis is found at
  • Gilbert Table Tennis Center- Los Angeles


  • Long Beach Table tennis Center-


  • Racket or paddle can be of any size, shape and weight
  • Ball
  • Table
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Table
  • Net
  • Floor
  • Umpire: responsible for controlling the match, announces points and calls out of bounds balls
  • Assistant umpire: post the scoring, signal out of bound balls
  • Matches are played in 2 out of 3 or 3 out of 5 11 point sets
  • A lead of at least 2 points needed to win the set
  • Orthodox (Shakehand)
  • Penholder
  • Forehand: drive, block, push.
  • Backhand: drive, block, push.
  • Both can be done with topspin, sidespin, backspin.
  • Singles
  • Doubles
  • Mixed doubles
how to play
How to play?
  • Toss the ball at least 6 in to the air to begin the serve
  • Ball must be struck while is dropping
  • The server in singles can serve the ball anywhere in the court
  • Only in doubles the serve is diagonally from the right side of the court to the opponents right court
  • A lost of point will happen when any part of your body touches the table
  • A rally continues until the ball is out send out of the boundaries
  • The player who served at the beginning of a game is the receiver at the beginning of the next game
anatomy and physiology of table tennis

Anatomy and Physiology of Table Tennis

Energy Systems


Player Demands

Player Physique

energy systems
Energy Systems
  • ATP – CP
  • Immediate and Non Oxidative for quick bursts
  • Aerobic for the play of whole match
movement types
Movement Types
  • Lateral – side steps (side shuffle)
  • Anterior – stepping up
  • Posterior – stepping back
  • Vertical – jumping (hopping)/squatting
  • Arms – elbow flexion/extension
  • Shoulders – internal/external rotation
player demands
Player Demands
  • Major Muscles Used – quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteus maximus, deltoids, biceps, triceps, S.I.T.S. (rotator cuff), etc.
  • Hand – Eye Coordination
  • Quickness on Feet
  • Endurance
player physique
Player Physique
  • Lean muscle mass

(low body fat percentage)

  • 5’5” – 5’11”
  • 140 – 165 lbs.
  • High amount of fast twitch muscle fibers