Like many other sports, Table Tennis began as a mild social diversion. It was probably played with improvised equipment in
, during the last quarter of the 19th century. Though Table Tennis evolved, along with Badminton and Lawn Tennis, from the ancient game of Tennis, the game was developed after Lawn Tennis became popular in the 1880s. England
The first use of the name "Table Tennis" appeared on a board and dice game in 1887.
The earliest evidence extant of an action game of Tennis on a table is a set made and patented in
in 1890: England
In 1900, when the celluloid ball was introduced to the game instead of rubber ball, the game quickly became popular in the public.
Now a days, Table Tennis is one of the most popular game all round the World.