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.