In London 2012 the table tennis sport will be held in the Excel it’s on the largest competition venue at the London 2012 games. The building is made up of five different arenas which will host a different sports at the 2012 Olympic.
It is official that a total of 86 man and 86 women will be playing table tennis occasion at London 2012. The event starts on 28th July and men competition will end on the 7th of august and the women on the 7th of august.
To play this sport you need lighting reflexes it was originally from the 19th century. It the biggest participation sport in the world and when it was developed it was a after dinner game played by the upper division English families.
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Spec on the game:
The table is 2.74.m long and 1.525m wide and its 76cm above the floor with 15.25cm net dividing the half, the ball is 2.7g. The game is very easy to understand and the scoring system is pretty basic in the singles match it played over best of seven games and the first player to 11 points winning each game.
The sport was first introduced to the Olympic in 1988. China is the main team to watch out for the London 2012 Olympic their history in this sport is incredible winning 20 out of 24 to be had gold medals.
The ball must rest on an open hand palm. Then it must be tossed up at least 6 inches and struck so the ball first bounces on the server’s side and then the opponent’s side.
If the serve is legal except that it touches the net, it is called a let serve. Let serves are not scored and are reserved.
A participant scores a point when his opponent commits one of the subsequent errors:
- Returns the ball outside the opposite side of the table.
- Touches the ball several times successively.
- Makes a bad service
- Strikes the ball in volley (without it bouncing on the table) above his side of the table.
- Moves the table during play.
- Lets the ball bounce more than once in his own court before returning it.
- Touches the net or a post.
- Free hand touches the table.
- Isn’t able to return the ball.