- a game resembling tennis, played on a table with small paddles and a hollow celluloid or plastic ball.
Origin of table tennis
First recorded in 1900–05
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The turning point in table-tennis history was in Bombay in 1952.
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- a miniature form of tennis played on a table with small bats and a light hollow ball
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