CALVAR, IVAN LOYD L. 2-ITABLE TENNISTABLE TENNIS- an indoor game based on tennis, played with small paddles and a ball bounced on a table divided by a netBASIC SKILLSForehand drive technique.Backhand loop the underspin ball.Backhand topspin close to the table.Forehand attack the semi-long ball.Forehand push and backhand push.Learn Forehand fast serve.Forehand flick.Forehand pendulum serves.Backhand flick.Backhand sidespins serve.HistoryThe game was invented in England in the early days of the 20th century and wasoriginally called Ping-Pong, a trade name. The name table tennis was adopted in1921–22 when the old Ping-Pong Association formed in 1902 was revived. Theoriginal association had broken up about 1905, though apparently the gamecontinued to be played in parts of England outside London and by the 1920s wasbeing played in many countries. Led by representatives of Germany, Hungary, andEngland, the Fédération Internationale de Tennis de Table (International Table TennisFederation) was founded in 1926, the founding members being England, Sweden,Hungary, India, Denmark, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Austria, and Wales. By themid-1990s more than 165 national associations were members.The first world championships were held in London in 1926, and from then until 1939the game was dominated by players from central Europe, the men’s team eventbeing won nine times by Hungary and twice by Czechoslovakia. In the mid-1950sAsia emerged as a breeding ground of champions, and from that time the men’steam event has been won by either Japan or China, as has the women’s event,though to a lesser extent; North Koreaalso became an international force. In 1980the first World Cup was held, and Guo Yuehua of China won the $12,500 first prize.Table tennis became an Olympicsport in 1988, with singles and doubles competitionfor men and women.
RIO MIE T. CABABAG BIT 2-IMR. VIRGILIO TAGHOY JR.Origins and History of BadmintonFacts and Information About the GameThe origins of the game of badminton date back at least 2,000 years to the game of battledore and shuttlecock played in ancient Greece, China, and India.A very long history for one of the Olympics newest sports! Badminton took its name from Badminton House in Gloucestershire, the ancestral home of the Duke of Beaufort, where the sport was played in the last century. Gloucestershire is now the base for the International Badminton Federation.The IBF was formed in 1934 with nine members: Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands, England, New Zealand, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. The United States joined four years later. Membership increased steadily over the next few years with a surge in new members after the Olympic Games debut at Barcelona.The first big IBF tournament was the Thomas Cup (men’s world team championships) in 1948. Since then, the number of world events has increased to seven, with the addition of the Uber Cup (ladies’ team), World Championships, Sudirman Cup (mixed team), World Juniors, World Grand Prix Finals, and the World Cup.