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                                                 Ping Pong Balls

Generally, ping pong is associated with suburban basements but the game has a more historic legacy. The game was invented in the late 1880s in England. The sport is played with celluloid balls known as ping pong balls. Initially these air-filled balls were made of latex. James Gibb is credited with the invention of the modern hollow balls. They were introduced in 1880. According to international game rules, the ball must weigh 2.7 grams and have a diameter of 40 millimetres. The colour of the ball must be white or orange, depending on the colour of the table.

Quick Facts: –

  • Ping pong balls do not flex when they strike a hard surface.
  • To improve bounce, these balls are filled with gas.
  • Earlier, the ball used to be 38 millimetres in diameter. In 2003, at the World Table Tennis Championship a larger ball size was introduced.
  • Now the standard size of a ping pong ball is 40 millimetres.
  • These balls are quality rated either one, two or three stars. A ball with 3 stars is of highest quality.
  • Three star balls are the only ones used in competitions.
  • Ping Pong became an official Olympic sport at the 1988 Summer Olympics that were held in Seoul.
  • The sport is currently dominated by Chinese players.
  • In China, It is a national sport.
  • It is also considered as the no. 1 brain sport.


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