KNSFHP 1185.01 (1 credit)
What you will learn:
- Rules of the game
- Grip and racket control
- Forehand and backhand
- Basic serve and serve return
- Various shots
What to expect:
- You will be actively engaged in playing the sport
- You will be evaluated on the progress of your skills
- You will play both singles and doubles games with classmates
- Your final will include a skills assessment and a written exam
- A lifetime sport
- A good physical workout
- A great workout for the brain
- Improves hand-eye coordination
- Improves reflexes
- Tones and strengthens core muscles
- Table Tennis is the world’s most popular racket sport
- Table tennis became a medal Olympic sport in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.
- Early table tennis paddles were normally made of cork, cardboard, or wood, and covered with cloth, leather or sandpaper.
- Table tennis is the most popular racquet sport in the world and ranked second overall in terms of participation. Over 10 million players compete in sanctioned tournaments each year.
- A modern table tennis match at the elite level lasts on the average about 30 minutes. Top players often smash the ball at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour.
- On Oct, 1, 2000, the size of the table tennis ball changed from 38mm to 40mm and weighs 2.7 grams and made of celluloid material.