Table Tennis

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First appearance in the Central American and Caribbean Games: 1928

As a homemade alternative to court tennis, using lids of cigarette boxes as rackets and squashed corks of champagne bottles as balls, this sport became one of the most practiced sports in the entire world, with around 40 million competitors. The history of table tennis is the trajectory of a pastime, the popular Ping-Pong, which emerged in England at the end of the nineteenth century and became a highly competitive event.

The rules of the sport were determined in 1992: one or two athletes at each side of a table divided by a net play sets of 11 points, hitting light balls with small rackets. The person r
esponsible was a student named Ivor Montagu, from the British university of Cambridge.

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Competition Itinerary
Gender July-August 2010
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Rules and Regulations Manuals of Table Tennis (PDF)
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Pabellón de Esgrima y Tenis de Mesa