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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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Ping pong is another name for table tennis. It was called ping pong and table tennis while the sport was still being developed, the name ping pong came from the sound of a rally. Table tennis is the official name of the sport. In chinese, the name for table tennis is ping pang, or 乒乓. The characters look like a table on purpose.

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βˆ™ 14y ago

They are two different names for the same thing.

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Yes. The sport is officially named Table Tennis though.

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"Yes, they are. Table tennis and ping-pong are different names for the same game and use the same small white ball."

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Nothing different just alternative name pingpong = Table tennis.

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βˆ™ 15y ago

Yes it's just another word for it.

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