By: Hayden Davis
The History for Table tennis:
1900's: Introduction of celluloid balls replace cork and rubber ones. This ball was the perfect bounce, and the game became a huge success.
1901: first official ping pong association formed in England, with competing association.
1922: first "official" rules established.
1926: first world championships held in England
1936: 10th world championships help in Czechoslovakia. Longest rally took place. the first point took over 2 hours long
1939: first world championship held outside of Europe (Cairo, Egypt)
1957: World championship changes to 2 year cycle.
1973: First world University championships held in Hanover, Germany
1988: Table Tennis is in the Olympics
1996: First ITTF pro tour takes place, with events all around the world
2004: During the games in Athens, Table Tennis ranked 5th for TV audiences watching
2010: Table Tennis becomes part of the youth Olympics