Table Tennis History and Facts Quiz

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When did Table Tennis find a place in the modern Olympic games?

1988

When was the Table Tennis Association of India formed?

1938

What material should the Table Tennis ball be made of?

Celluloide or similar plastic material

What is the weight of the table tennis ball?

2.7 grm

What happens if a player's freehand touches the playing surface when the ball is in play?

The player loses a point

What is the diameter of the table tennis ball?

40 M.M.

What happens if a player strikes the ball out of turn in a doubles game?

The opposing team gets a point

How many services are allowed after a deuce in table tennis?

Two services

Study Notes

History of Table Tennis in Olympics

  • Table Tennis was introduced in the modern Olympic games in 1988.

Indian Table Tennis Association

  • The Table Tennis Association of India was formed in 1938.

Table Tennis Ball Specifications

  • The table tennis ball should be made of celluloid or a plastic material with similar characteristics.
  • The weight of the table tennis ball is 2.7 grams.
  • The diameter of the table tennis ball is 40 mm.

Game Rules

  • If a player's freehand touches the playing surface when the ball is in play, it is considered a foul.
  • If a player strikes the ball out of turn in a doubles game, it is considered a fault.
  • After a deuce in table tennis, players are allowed two services each.

Test your knowledge of table tennis history and facts with this quiz! From its origins as a variation of lawn tennis to its inclusion in the modern Olympic games, this sport has a fascinating journey. Challenge yourself with questions about the game's spread across Europe and Asia, its popularity, and more.

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