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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 a small bat.
Ping pong (table tennis) is the most popular amateur recreational sport in China, with about 300 million players (roughly the total U.S. population). However, the game originated in Britain during the 1880s as an after-dinner parlor game by the upper class (who called it “wiff waff”).

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