Table Tennis

Like many other sports, table tennis began as a mild social diversion. Descending, along with lawn tennis and badminton, from the ancient medieval game of tennis. It was popular in England in the second half of the nineteenth century under its present name and various trade names such as Gossima and Whiff-Whaff. After the name Ping-Pong (an imitation of the sound made by the ball striking the table and the vellum bats that were used) was introduced by J. Jaques & Son, the game became a fashionable craze. There are many contemporary references to it and illustrations of it being played, usually in domestic surroundings.

By the early years of this century, Ping-Pong had already acquired some of its present day complexities, though it was still seen by many as an after -dinner amusement rather than a sport. An account published in 1903 found it necessary to warn against wearing a dress suit and stiff shirt-or, for ladies, a white satin gown-but went on to give detailed technical advice about pimpled rubber, the penholder grip and tactics.

The game was popular in Central Europe in 1905-10, and even before this is a modified version had been introduced to Japan , where it later spread to China and Korea.

Modern table tennis at national and international level is a rigorous as any sport in its demands for the highest degree of physical fitness and mental concentration, attained only by arduous training to develop natural skill. Fred Perry, World Men's Singles Table Tennis Champion in 1928-29, later achieved even greater fame at Wimbledon; perhaps it would not be quite true to say that he moved to the larger court when his play became too slow for the table, but it is certainly true that no sport requires faster reactions and more delicate muscular co-ordination than table tennis.

- International Table Tennis Federation museum


EuroTech Table Tennis Table - Stiga

EuroTech Table Tennis Table - Stiga

Includes 3/4 inch tournament blue top-edgebanded 2 inch steel support profile apron 2 inch square steel legs-self opening extra heavy duty chassis 3 inch ball bearing casters corner protection pads performance net and posts and ability for playback and storage fold up positions.


Master Table Tennis Table

Master Table Tennis Table

¾ in. Tournament Blue Top. Edgebanding And Striping–Regulation Style. 2 in. Steel Support Apron. 1 ½ in. Square Self-Opening Steel Legs. Heavy-Duty Chassis. 3 in. Ball-Bearing Casters For Easy Mobility. Corner Pads For Added Protection Prevents Snags.


Aluminum Outdoor Table Tennis Table - Stiga

Aluminum Outdoor Table Tennis Table - Stiga

From box to play in 3 minutes or less. All weather aluminum top. 1 1/4 inch aluminum extrusion edgeband top support. Includes 1 1/4 inch round steel legs rugged outdoor net and posts corner protection pads and playback/storage positions. Set up Dimensions 108x 60x 30 (inches)


Expert Roller Table Tennis Table - Stiga

Expert Roller Table Tennis Table - Stiga

Includes 1 inch tournament blue top-edgebanded-painted stripes 2 1/4 inch wood support apron 2 1/2 inch x 1 1/2 inch steel legs-self opening super heavy duty Euro design chassis tournament net and posts with playback and foldup capability. Official table of US Nationals in the 1990s.


Stiga Ultratech Table Tennis Table

Stiga Ultratech Table Tennis Table

3/4 in. Black Top. Includes Regulation Net And Posts - Complete Set-Up. Corner Pads - Added Protection Helps Prevent Snags. 2 in. Steel Supports Apron. 1 in. x 1 3/4 in. Oval Self-Opening Legs - Simply Glide Open. Heavy-Duty Steel Chassis - Sturdy And Strong.


Deluxe Conversion Top Table Tennis Table - Stiga

Deluxe Conversion Top Table Tennis Table - Stiga

Includes sturdy angular steel frame and 30 inch center mounted steel stiffeners keep 1/2 inch top rigid. Fits 7 and 8 pool tables. Side strips help align top properly and sponge rubber strips protect rails and hold top firmly in place. Net and posts sold separately


Equinox Outdoor Table Tennis Table

Equinox Outdoor Table Tennis Table

All-Weather Durable Climate Series™ Table Tennis Table For Outdoor And Indoor Play. TrueBounce™ Blue Aluminum Top - Consistent Bounce And Play - Indoors Or Out Lightweight With Added Strength. Includes Weather Resistant Net And Posts - Complete Set-Up.


Elite Roller Table Tennis Table - Stiga

Elite Roller Table Tennis Table - Stiga

Includes 1 inch tournament blue top-edgebanded-painted stripes 2 inch steel support apron 1 1/4 inch square tubular legs-self opening extra heavy duty Euro design chassis tournament net and posts with playback and foldup capability.


Supreme Table Tennis Table

Supreme Table Tennis Table

ITTF Approved For Tournament Play. Includes Tournament Grade Net And Posts. 1 in. Tournament Grade Blue Laminate Top. Edgebanding And Striping–Regulation Style. 2¼ in. Wood Support Apron For Extra Table Support. 2 in. Square Self-Opening Legs.


Prince Game Table Tennis Table

Prince Game Table Tennis Table

Advanced model table with the safety and convenience of the compact folding table tennis design. 5/8 inch surface 2 inch metal apron 1.5 inch legs green surface 4.5 inch wheels 2 inch horizontal stability crossbar. Official ITTF size. Includes deluxe net and ball/racket holder.


Prince Competitor Table Tennis Table

Prince Competitor Table Tennis Table

Traditional model table tennis table with 5/8 inch surface 2 inch metal apron 1.5 inch round legs with lateral supports green surface 4.5 inch wheels. Includes standard net and racket/ball holder. Official ITTF size.


Prince Recreation Table Tennis Table

Prince Recreation Table Tennis Table

Traditional recreational model table tennis. Ideal for family fun. 5/8 inch Surface 1 inch legs with lateral supports 4.5 inch wheels for easy movement green surface with white painted lines. Official ITTF size. Includes Standard Net and racket/ball holder.


Prince Match Table Tennis Table

Prince Match Table Tennis Table

Professional model table utilizing compact folding table tennis systme with reinforced metal frame sides and 3 inch steel horizontal cross bar for tournament level durability and stability.


Prince Advantage All Weather Table Tennis Table

Prince Advantage All Weather Table Tennis Table

All weather Compreg table surface and heavy gauge steel frame make the Advantage table ideal for indoor and outdoor use. Designed to resiste water and temperature extremes theis professional grade table features an 18 gauge steel frame with extra reinforcing braces.


Expert Compact Table Tennis Table

Expert Compact Table Tennis Table

Pre-assembled table easy to fold and store. From box to play in seconds. 30 inchH x 108 inchL x 48.5 inchW. Folds to 14 inchW x 63 inchH.


Bridge Table Tennis Table

Bridge Table Tennis Table

Unique and appealing design and pleasing to eyes. Extremely sturdy due to the arch structure.


Supreme Pro Table Tennis Table

Supreme Pro Table Tennis Table

The official table of the 2003 and 2004 World Table Tennis Championships. The most widely used DHS table in important international competitions.


Eurostar Table Tennis Table

Eurostar Table Tennis Table

¾” blue edgebanded top table with 1 5/8” square steel legs and a 2” x 1” steel support apron. Includes 3 inch casters with ball bearings with brakes. Steel structure covered with plastic aluminum board. Height adjustment devices on outside legs. Fold-up and storage position.


Rising Star Table Tennis Table

Rising Star Table Tennis Table

¾” edgebanded top with 1 5/8” square steel legs. Height adjustment devices included. 3” casters with ball bearing on inner legs. 1.5” x 7/8” steel support apron. Corner protection pads for safety.


Elite Table Tennis Table

Elite Table Tennis Table

¾” edgebanded top table with 1 5/8” square steel legs. 2” casters with ball bearing. Steel structure covered with plastic aluminum board. Corner protection pads and Fold-up and storage position.


Master Pro Table Tennis Table

Master Pro Table Tennis Table

5/8” edgebanded top with 1 ¼” square steel legs with height adjustment devices. 2” ball baring wheels. Steel structure covered with plastic aluminum board. Corner protection pads and Fold-up and storage position.


Competition Table Tennis Table

Competition Table Tennis Table

5/8” edgebanded top. 1 5/8” square steel legs with height adjustment devices. Corner protection pads. Fold legs. Easy to store.


Rainbow World Championship Table Tennis Table

Rainbow World Championship Table Tennis Table

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Home Rollaway Table Tennis Table

Home Rollaway Table Tennis Table

Ideal for the garage or basement. 3/4 inch top provides good bounce. 1 inch round steel legs. Two safety leveres on each half prevent tops from opening and center cross-bracing prevents child from climbing between halves during storage. Folds into playback and storage w/out removing the net.


Europa 25 Sky International Table Tennis Table

Europa 25 Sky International Table Tennis Table

Chosen as the official table of the European and World Championships as well as the US Open and US National Championships. Simple 2 piece design. 1 inch top offers an excellent bounce finished with a 2 inch metal rail. Suppored by 2 inch square wooden legs for a classic finish.


Nippon Rollaway Table Tennis Table

Nippon Rollaway Table Tennis Table

Top quality fold and roll table suitable for high level tournament play. Ideal for clubs schools and recreation centers wanting a table built to last. The 22 mm (7/8”) scratch-proof top is protected by PVC edge and strong metal rails.


Match Rollaway Table Tennis Table

Match Rollaway Table Tennis Table

Ideal for schools rec centers sports clubs where durability and storage are prime concerns. Each table half folds and rolls independently. Includes National League Net Set adjustable foot for easy leveling and locking device.


Personal Rollaway Table Tennis Table

Personal Rollaway Table Tennis Table

The Personal Rollaway from Butterfly is an excellent value. The large 5 inch double wheels partnered with the side beams and 1 1/25 inch steel rim provide for the highest level of performance in this price range.


Stockholm Weatherproof Table Tennis

Stockholm Weatherproof Table Tennis

7/8 inch Aluminum composite construction patented warp-proof top. Lines are applied via silk screening for an even playing surface. Exclusive clear coat to protect against fading and scratches. All four edges of each top half internally supported by square aluminum tubing.


Outdoor Playback Rollaway Table Tennis

Outdoor Playback Rollaway Table Tennis

Finally a durable outdoor table. The Beach Rollaway has the same SLT (Synthetic Laminate Top) as the Outdoor Home Rollaway but that top sits on the Team Rollaways frame. This results in a frame that can put up with even more abuse than the regular Outdoor Home.


Table Tennis Table Cover

Table Tennis Table Cover

This table cover helps prolong the life and look of your table tennis table. Fits most tables. L 60 1/2 inch x W 29 1/2 inch x H 59 inch.


Table Tennis Set 4-People (Pips In)

Table Tennis Set 4-People (Pips In)

Includes net posts 4 paddles and 6 balls.


Butterfly Derek May Table Tennis Racket

Butterfly Derek May Table Tennis Racket

Designed for the control player who uses a variety of backspin and topspin shots.


Primorac 2000 Table Tennis Racket

Primorac 2000 Table Tennis Racket

This blade also possesses Foam Core Technology. More control/spin oriented than the Firehand this blade made of Ayous and Limba wood piles is paired with Tackifire-Drive rubber one of Butterflys inchspinnest inch rubbers.


Primorac Carbon Table Tennis Racket

Primorac Carbon Table Tennis Racket

Butterflys best selling carbon blade! We have assembled this lightning -fast blade made of Cypress wood and carbon layers with one of Butterflys most dynamic rubbers. The Catapult rubbers softness allows the ball to stay in contact with the racket longer for increased spin and speed


Butterfly Naifu Table Tennis Racket

Butterfly Naifu Table Tennis Racket

Intermediate level racket ideal for those who are begining to develop their game for competition. Emphasis of this spongerubber is on control.


Butterfly Seemiller Table Tennis Racket

Butterfly Seemiller Table Tennis Racket

With slightly more speed than the Sweeris model the Seemiller is for the all-around player who likes to mix in powerful “drives” or “smashes” when the opportunity arises.


Firehand Table Tennis Racket

Firehand Table Tennis Racket

This blade combines state-of -art FCT(Foam Core Technology) that removes weight from the handle and pushes the balance out towards the head.The net result here is improved balance with an enlarges sweet-spot.


Butterfly Sweeris Table Tennis Racket

Butterfly Sweeris Table Tennis Racket

This racket is excellent for all-arounders who play close-to-the-table or at mid-distances. The 2.0 mm sponge’s “trampoline effect” provides power needed with executing “loops” or “counters” while back from table.


X-Star Table Tennis Racket

X-Star Table Tennis Racket

The X-Star Butterflys least expensive professional racket is designed for the advanced player who uses a consistent close-to-the-table style. Once the worlds fastest and spiniest rubber Allround-D13 is still popular among allround players as well as power players.


Viscaria Table Tennis Racket

Viscaria Table Tennis Racket

One of the most technologically advanced rackets in the world. This racket combines the Viscaria blade made with layers of both Carbon(springiness) and Arylate(shock absorption) with Bryce rubber. Bryce rubber has taken the professional tour by storm.


Butterfly Hazinski Table Tennis Racket

Butterfly Hazinski Table Tennis Racket

Intermediate level racket ideal for those who are begining to develop their game for competition. Emphasis of this spongerubber is on control.


Butterfly Brian Pace Table Tennis Racket

Butterfly Brian Pace Table Tennis Racket

Suited for the offensive player using a variety of heavy spin and power shots.