The Hinsdale Central Table Tennis Club is a social, competitive and philanthropic club that is open to Hinsdale Central students who want to “UnPlugNPlay” table tennis.
Table tennis, also known as ping-pong, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table using small rackets. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net. Except for the initial serve, the rules are generally as follows: players must allow a ball played toward them to bounce one time on their side of the table, and must return it so that it bounces on the opposite side at least once. A point is scored when a player fails to return the ball within the rules. Play is fast and demands quick reactions. Table tennis has been an Olympic sport since 1988.
7 FUN FACTS ABOUT TABLE TENNIS
Ping pong uses more brain power than any other sport
Before bat/paddles, books were used to hit the ball
Ball speeds can reach over 100 miles per hour
All ages play table tennis even in the Olympics
Table tennis restored relations between USA and China
The most decorated table tennis player is Swedish
Table tennis was called Gossima