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HS PE 002: Table Tennis server to receiver and the racket is just

placed in the ball spot.
History of Table Tennis  Blade – the racket usually without
 1880 – adaptation of the mechanics from covering.
 Chop – defensive return of the drive with a
the lawn tennis
 1990 – ball (rubber); celluloid back speed.
 Dead –ball with no speed.
 1926 – became an official sport;
 Let – (rally) the play is interrupted for any
International Table Tennis Federation
reason during a rally (ex. wind); (service)
(ITTF); Olympic game with table tennis;
ball touches the net before the table of the
Fred Perry
 1950 – Two types of rubber: hard rubber receiver
 Backspin – happens when the type of
and scrub rubber (pimple) (pip)
stroke is CHOP.
Table  Umpire – official in a game of the table
 Height: 2 ft. and 6 in.  Rally – continuous return of the ball
 Length: 9 ft. and 2.74 in.  Match – consist of 3 sets contest
 Width: 5 ft. and 1.5 in.  Default – violation of a player
 Net Height: 6 in. and 1.25 cm. (disqualification)
 Playing surface - top of the playing table.
Definition of Terms
 Deep – ball goes below the playing
 International Table Tennis Federation surface but still playable.
(ITTF) - is the governing body for all  Smash – a type of strike wherein there is
international table tennis associations. The an ample amount of speed (fast) that the
role of the ITTF includes overseeing rules opponent can’t make receive.
and regulations and seeking technological  Double Bounce – ball bounces twice on
improvement for the sport of table tennis. the same playing table.
The ITTF is responsible for the  Drop Shot – the ball is placed closely to
organization of numerous international the net.
competitions, including the World Table  Receiver – the person that makes a return
Tennis Championships that has continued from a service.
since 1926.  Receive – initial return of a ball from a
 Backhand – a short done with a racket to service.
the left of the elbow for right handed, and  Point – the rally ends from a fault.
the reverse for a left handed; towards the  Racket hand – hand with racket
body; it is a type of stroke where the  Free hand – hand without racket
 Strikes – contact between the ball and
racket is placed towards the midline
 Forehand – away from the body; a type of racket.
 Server – the one who makes a service.
stroke where the racket is placed away
 Frontspin – happens when the type of
from the midline.
 Block – a quick off the bounce returned for strike is TAP.
 CHOP and TAP – types of strikes
the aggressive drive done just by holding
 Backhand Block – uses backhand
the racket in the ball spot; happens when
 Forehand Block – uses forehand
there is an aggressive drive from the