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Table Tennis

  • Table tennis is the world's biggest racket sport - it is played by around 2 million people in Britain alone
  • 186 countries are affiliated to the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)
  • Table tennis is played over a small table using paddles and a light hollow ball
  • Informally, table tennis is also known as ping pong
  • It can be played in singles and doubles. Games are played until one of the players reaches 11 points
  • Normally local league teams have three to four members, but two-a-side leagues are becoming more popular
  • Polybat has been adapted from table tennis for people with disabilities

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