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According to open-site.org: "Table Tennis was invented in England during the 19th century. It is unknown who invented the game but most likely it was adopted from the game of royal tennis ... In 1891, Charles Barter came up with the idea of a hollow cored ball ... He obtained a patent for the game and called it 'Ping-Pong' after the noise the ball made when struck with the paddle."

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