Compétition de tennis de table durant les Jeux panaméricains de 2007. Le tennis de table, appelé aussi « ping-pong », est un sport de raquette opposant deux ou quatre joueurs autour d'une table. Le tennis de table est une activité de loisir, mais c'est également un sport olympique depuis 1988 .
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Table tennis, also known as ping-pong and whiff-whaff, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball, also known as the ping-pong ball, back and forth across a table using small rackets. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net.
Historians believe that the game's ancient origin lay in 12th century northern France, where a ball was struck with the palm of the hand. Louis X of France was a keen player of jeu de paume ("game of the palm"), which evolved into real tennis, and became notable as the first person to construct indoor tennis courts in the modern style.
September 3 – 8: 2019 European Table Tennis Championships in Nantes. Men's Team winners: Germany (Timo Boll, Ruwen Filus, Patrick Franziska, Dimitrij Ovtcharov, & Benedikt Duda) Women's Team winners: Romania ( Daniela Dodean, Elizabeta Samara, Bernadette Szőcs, Irina Ciobanu, & Adina Diaconu) U-21, Junior & Cadet.
The European Table Tennis Championships is an international table tennis competition for the national teams of the member associations of the European Table Tennis Union (ETTU). First held in 1958, the ETTU organised the European Championships every two years in even-numbered years until 2002, when they changed to odd-numbered years.
The women's singles table tennis event was a part of the table tennis program at the 2008 Summer Olympics and took place at the Peking University Gymnasium. The tournament started on August 18 with the final on August 22. 78 athletes from 42 countries took part in the women's single event. The tournament was a single elimination tournament with ...
Guo Yue ( simplified Chinese: 郭跃; traditional Chinese: 郭躍; pinyin: Guō Yuè; born July 17, 1988 in Anshan, Liaoning) is a Chinese table tennis player and the 2007 women's world champion. Controversy ensued in China when Guo Yue was kicked out of the National Table Tennis Team in 2015 for "poor behaviour" and lack of interest.
Jacques Secrétin ( French pronunciation: [ʒak səkʁetɛ̃]; 18 March 1949 – 25 November 2020) was a French international table tennis player. He was selected for the French national team at the age of 13 and became one of the most successful table tennis players in French history. In a 26-year career Secrétin was singles champion of ...
Tennis at the Summer Olympics. Tennis was part of the Summer Olympic Games program from the inaugural 1896 Summer Olympics, but was dropped after the 1924 Summer Olympics due to disputes between the International Lawn Tennis Federation and the International Olympic Committee over how to define amateur players.