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Definition of the noun table tennis

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  1. a game (trademark Ping-Pong) resembling tennis but played on a table with paddles and a light hollow ball
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of table tennis: Ping-Pong
    • more generic term: table game = a game that is played on a table

Alternative definition of the noun table tennis


  1. A game or sport (similar to tennis) that involves the hitting of a light plastic ball across a table (fashioned like a mini tennis court) by racquets (a.k.a. paddles, a.k.a bats in Britain)

Specialised definition of the noun table tennis

Glossary of sports

a game that resembles tennis and is played with small bats and a light hollow ball on a table divided by a low net (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

racquet game played mainly indoors with small racquets and a celluloid ball by two (singles) or four (doubles) players. Competitions are played indoors by men, women and mixed doubles. The idea of the game is for each player to play the ball with the racquet onto the opponent's side of the table in such a manner that the opponent cannot return the ball successfully. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)


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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Tennis (2011)

by John Grasso

Table tennis, also known as wiff-waff or ping-pong, originated in England in the 19th century. It is played on a table 9 feet long by 5 feet wide and 30 inches high with a 6 inch high net placed across the middle of the table. Small paddles and a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of International Games (2003)

by Daniel Bell

¡996 Lisbon Portugal June 29–July 6 Sports: Athletics, Basketball, Cycling, Fencing, Golf, Athletic Strength, Judo, Handball, Swimming, Rugby Sevens, Squash, Tennis, Table Tennis, Dinghy Sailing, Windsurfing, Volleyball, Shooting, Triathlon, ...

Google previewInternational encyclopaedia of sports and games (2000)

by Ashok Kumar

Table Tennis, also called 'Ping-Pong' is a game patterned after tennis but is played indoors on a table. Simplicity of its rules and the fact that its equipment is so easily and cheaply available had made this game a most popular sport.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement (2015)

by John Grasso, Bill Mallon, Jeroen Heijmans

Table tennis was developed in the late 19th century, though its origins are not well documented. Several different sources for its invention are credited, but the modern game is said to have started with the introduction of the celluloid ball in ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

Ta—thank you, thanks Tab—tag, flap Table—trestle Table cloth—runner Table cream—blancmange Table game—billiards, snooker, table tennis Table for sacrifice—altar Table for subsidiary matter—appendix Table for writing, reading, etc.

Google previewThe Palgrave Dictionary of Anglo-Jewish History (2011)

by W. Rubinstein, Michael A. Jolles

world table tennis ...

Google previewThe Lover's Dictionary Containing a Vast Amount of Information of Interest to Those in Love ... (1903)

by G. R. M. Devereux

Table Tennis, and How to Play It. With Rules, &c. A Handbook to Ping-Pong. With { Illustrations. By M. J. G. RITCHIE, of the All-England Table-Tennis Club, and WALTER HARRISON, of the Cavendish Table-Tennis Club. Little Economies, and ...

Google previewFirst Children's Dictionary (2016)

by DK

NOUN Table tennis is a game in which you hit a small ball across a large table that has a net across the middle. tackle. VERB tackles, tackling, tackled 1 If you tackle someone in a game such as football, you try to get the ball from ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture (2013)

by Peter Childs, Michael Storry

Table tennis has never been a huge spectator sport in Britain, and the professional game faces clear problems in the late 1990s in terms of financial viability and performances. The men's national team were relegated from the top division of ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the British Empire (1996)

by James Stuart Olson, Robert Shadle

Closely linked with lawn tennis are two indoor games, table tennis and badminton. Both originated in Victorian England and soon spread all over the world. They are fast and exciting, cheap to play, and, being indoor games, not dependent ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

Table tennis SPORTS AND LEISURE sports: tennis game Won by the player or pair first scoring 21 points, unless both have scored 20 points, when the winner is the first to score two points more than the opposition. let When no point is scored ...

Google previewThe South African Dictionary of Sport (2003)

by Joel Alswang

Table tennis is a popular indoor sport worldwide, adapted from lawn tennis. The playing surface is a table standing 0,762m above the floor in the centre of ...

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