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Table Tennis

Table tennis is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth using a table tennis racket. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net. Except for the initial serve, players must allow a ball played toward them only one bounce on their side of the table and must return it so that it bounces on the opposite side. Points are scored when a player fails to return the ball within the rules. Play is fast and demands quick reactions. Spinning the ball alters its trajectory and limits an opponent’s options, giving the hitter a great advantage. When doing so the hitter has a good chance of scoring if the spin is successful.

Game Using Virtual Ping Pong Balls

Factory Balls 2

Factory Balls 2, an online logic game, uses virtual ping-pong balls and challenges you to duplicate patterns.  You are shown a picture of a ball decorated with a design.   You are given a number of tools such as buckets of paint, belts, sunglasses, seeds, water and spray paint.  The object of the game is for you to reproduce the pattern  by determining the correct sequence of steps and the correct tools.

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Collegiate Table Tennis in the US

player in blue shirt bouncing white ping ping ball on ping pong paddle basic equipment for ping pong is NCTTA supplied balls also known as table tennis

The National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (NCTTA) is dedicated to promoting competitive table tennis at the collegiate level in the US and Canada. The NCTTA works with the USA Table Tennis Association, the sports’ national governing body, to further progress in College Table Tennis. 

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ITTF Calls for Replacement of Damaged Balls

mixture of white and orange table tennis balls some are smashed and some are not basic equipment for table tennis ping ping balls

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) is the governing body for all national table tennis associations.  As such, the ITTF oversees the rules for the sport. ITTF rules regarding the physical specifications of the ball and the replacement of damaged balls are used by USA Table Tennis.

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Table Tennis Balls are Lightweight and Spherical

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USA Table Tennis (USATT) is the national governing body for the Olympic sport of table tennis in the United States.  It is affiliated with the International Table Tennis Federation(ITTF).  The laws imposed by USATT conform substantially to the International Table Tennis Federation ITTF Laws and Regulations for International Competition.

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