table tennis translate: 乒乓球运动. Learn more in the Cambridge English-Chinese simplified Dictionary.
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Although its name may sound Chinese, the sport of table tennis (ping pong, Pīngpāng qiú, 乒乓球) did not originate in China; invented as an after-dinner diversion in late-19th century England, it made its way into China through the Western settlements via Japan and Korea only in 1901. Starting in the urban areas, it became popular elsewhere over the years.
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.
China’s Liang Jingkun, left, looks on as Lin Gaoyuan, right, returns a volley during a men’s doubles match on the fourth day of the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 ...
Chinese team reports racial abuse at table tennis worlds. China's Liang Jingkun, left, looks on as Lin Gaoyuan, right, returns a volley during a men's doubles match on the fourth day of the 2021 ...
Meanwhile, the female chinese table tennis players are just as dominant in the women's World Rankings. Zhu Yuling, Chen Meng, Ding Ning, Liu Shiwen, Wang Manyu and Chen Xingtong are all in the top ten, with many more not far behind. by courtesy of the ITTF. ^ Top of page ^.
1901: Table tennis is first brought to China via western settlements. 1902: Englishman E.C.Goode is credited with putting pebbled rubber on his wooden blade, allowing him to put more spin on the ball. This is the forerunner of the ordinary pimpled rubber racket, which will dominate table tennis until 1952.
Two China-U.S. pairs had different fates at the round of 16 in the mixed doubles at the world table tennis championships held in Houston on Friday. Lin Gaoyuan and Lily Zhang dispatched Russian duo Kirill Skachkov and Olga Vorobeva 3-1, winning their tickets to the quarterfinals, while Kanak Jha and Wang Manyu were stopped by an Indian pair 3-2.