COSMOS CLUB, DHARWAD
9th & 10th February 2017
The sport originated in Victorian England, where it was played among the upper-class as an after-dinner parlour game. Table tennis, also known as ping pong, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table using a small bat. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net. Except for the initial serve, the rules are generally as follows: players must allow a ball played toward them to bounce one time on their side of the table, and must return it so that it bounces on the opposite side at least once. A point is scored when a player fails to return the ball within the rules. China has the dominance in this sport. The first World Championships were held in London in 1926, but the sport had to wait a long time before it was given its Olympic debut at the 1988 Seoul Games.
Registered participants (Men) Count: 23
Registered participants (Women) Count: 19
Competition Director(s): T.G. Upadhya, 94483 32421 (M) [Karnataka Table Tennis Association]