Table Tennis I

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In today’s Physical Education Class class, we will be learning about Table Tennis I

Table Tennis I

table tennis i

Table tennis is a racket-and-ball sport played between two players or doubles teams, similar to tennis but on a table as its name suggests.

Table tennis I includes both individual and team events. Depending on gender, table tennis has singles, doubles, mixed doubles, and team disciplines.

In the Olympic Games, table tennis includes four disciplines: men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, and women’s doubles.

At the Olympics, athletes compete against each other according to a knockout system. Each match consists of a maximum of seven sets. The athlete who wins four sets first is the winner.

The game is started by one player tossing up the ball, and then hiding the caught ball under the table, the other player must guess which hand the ball is in, the correct or incorrect guess gives the “winner” the option to serve first or have his opponent serve first. 

A point is commenced by the player serving the ball by releasing the ball (behind and above the edge of the table) palm up and tossing it at least six inches, and then hitting it, such that it bounces in the half of the court closest to him, then in the opponent’s half. 

The opponent must then hit it back so that it bounces in the server’s half (not bouncing in his own half), and then the players alternate playing the ball and having it bounce on the opponent’s side of the table until one makes an error. 

Errors can be:

  • allowing the ball to bounce on one’s own side twice
  • not hitting the ball after it has bounced on one’s own side
  • having the ball bounce on one’s own side after hitting it
  • having the ball not bounce on the opponent’s side after hitting it (unless the opponent hit the ball before it bounced), and/or
  • failing to allow the ball to bounce once on one’s own side—you are not allowed to hit the ball in mid-air over the playing surface before it hits your side of the table.

In summary, Table tennis is a racket-and-ball sport played between two players or doubles teams, similar to tennis but on a table as its name suggests.

Evaluation

What is a Table Tennis game?

 

Reading Assignment

Explain any three errors in the game. 

 

Weekend Assignment

Identify any three items used in a Tennis game.

 

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