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Table Tennis Got It's Name From How It's Played. It's Just Like Tennis But The Bats Are Smaller And The Balls Our White, Plastic And Really Small. It Got Table Because It's Played On A Table Wich Looks Like A Mini Tennis Court. So That's How Ir Got It's Name "Table Tennis"

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13y ago

One of the original names for table tennis was ping pong.

Ping Pong was then registered as a trademark by the sports company John Jaques & Son in England.

Parker Brothers in the USA also bought the rights from Jaques to use the name ping pong in the USA only.

So the name of the game was changed to table tennis.

The official name today is table tennis.

Ping Pong is still a trademark and is a brand of equipment in the USA which is used to play the sport of table tennis.

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One of the original names for table tennis was ping pong.

Ping Pong was then registered as a trademark by the sports company John Jaques & Son in England.

Parker Brothers in the USA also bought the rights from Jaques to use the name ping pong in the USA only.

So the name of the game was changed to table tennis.

The official name today is table tennis.

Ping Pong is still a trademark and is a brand of equipment in the USA which is used to play the sport of table tennis.

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15y ago

It's called ping pong because of the sound of the ball ping ponging on the table and paddles when hit back and forth. The game was also called "whiff-whaff" for the same reason.

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because when it hits the table it makes the sound ping pong because when it hits the table it makes the sound ping pong

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10y ago

The game ping pong is also knows as table tennis and has been played for centuries. It got its name from the sound the ball makes as it hits each side of the table.

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Because they are alike each other, a ball being bounced over a net in the middle of you and your opponen.

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