Difference between table tennis and ping pong

Table Tennis Discussion

Last updated 3 weeks ago

Jasper Low

Jasper Low Asked 4 weeks ago

Hi pingskills, I actually used to think that table tennis and ping pong are the same game but recently I found out that ping pong was made into a competitive format in 2011. It kind of works like table tennis but the rules are different and the bats have no friction. What are your thoughts about the difference in rules and equipments between table tennis and ping pong?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 weeks ago

Hi Jasper,

The World Championships of Ping Pong have branded themselves that way.  It is an entertaining game to watch however, the name Ping Pong is still synonymous with Table Tennis.

I like the basics nature of what they have done.  It takes away some of the technology and lengthens the rallies.

I still love the real game of Table Tennis or Ping Pong... The speed and spin that is generated is truly incredible and becoming more and more so as players progress their skills.

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