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  • rackets
  • 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 small rackets. (wikipedia.org)
  • butchers
  • Studies have shown that auto workers, cooks, and even butchers get tennis elbow more often than the rest of the population. (aaos.org)
  • championship
  • Table tennis was growing in popularity by 1901 to the extent that tournaments were being organized, books being written on the subject, and an unofficial world championship was held in 1902. (wikipedia.org)
  • common
  • Parker Brothers then enforced its trademark for the term in the 1920s making the various associations change their names to "table tennis" instead of the more common, but trademarked, term. (wikipedia.org)
  • equipment
  • The name "ping-pong" then came to describe the game played using the rather expensive Jaques's equipment, with other manufacturers calling it table tennis. (wikipedia.org)
  • game
  • The next major innovation was by James W. Gibb, a British enthusiast of table tennis, who discovered novelty celluloid balls on a trip to the US in 1901 and found them to be ideal for the game. (wikipedia.org)