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Ping-Pong: (Registered Trademark U.S. No. 36,854). the Game and How to Play It
No preview available - 2015
adopted allel BACK-HAND DRIVE BACK-HAND SIDE ball comes ball falls ball is struck ball leaves body break bye bye bye cause the ball CHAPTER court difficult direction drawing the racket DRIVE FROM LEFT DRIVE FROM RIGHT Dublin finger FORE-HAND HALF-VOLLEY fore-hand strokes GRIP OF RACKET half-volley stroke handicap handle hard drive hard service hit the ball holding the racket illustration imparted impossible left to right left-hand side light LOB FROM SIDE ment metal rackets number of entries opponent ordinary parchment Parker Bros penholder Ping place the ball points position possible practice Queen's Hall return the ball right angles right to left right-hand side rule screw service SCREWBACK serve side line stonewall striking the table stronger player swing the racket Table-Tennis take balls taken taking the ball tennis tion tourna tournament held trademark turning the racket umpire underhand drive upwards vellum racket winner wooden racket wrist
Page 111 - game is for two players. They shall stand one at each end of the table. The player who first delivers the ball shall be called the server, and the other the striker-out.
Page 8 - by the way, is sixteen years old) can compete with adults at the game is cited as a matter for scorn. There are many boys of that age who are much finer golf players than a very large number of men in the prime of life. In fact, in every sport youths will be found quite capable of holding their own against the average man.
Page 31 - just touch the frame. If the wrist be exceedingly flexible this grip is almost, but not quite, as good as the one mentioned above. Many ladies use this particular method of holding the racket. Their wrists, as a rule, are more flexible than a man's. Some players hold the racket very much as you would
Page 14 - fixing it up : On the wall at each side of the room place hooks so that a wire can be stretched between them crossing directly over the middle of the table. An incandescent burner can be hung on this, and the gas connected with it whenever necessary by means of india-rubber tubes from the
Page 25 - frame two pieces of elastic are fixed, and at the back there is a small net. By placing the rim at the end of the stick over the balls they can be picked up, the elastic preventing them falling out again. The principle of the others can be seen in the illustrations. NO.
Page 22 - with very fine gut. All players I have seen using it seem to be quite novices. They are unable to control the ball in any way. This is, I feel sure, chiefly the fault of the racket, which does not seem suited to Ping-Pong. Vellum Rackets compared to Wood and Similar
Page 8 - and PingPong tables are similar in every respect and that the method of scoring is identical, "the absurdity of the above is obvious. Another paper mentioned a white waistcoat as making the ball invisible to the opponent. As a matter of fact it makes no difference whether black or white is worn, as any one who has
Page 29 - will say that the best possible manner is that which comes naturally to any one. This is not so in most cases. Of course there are born players, who succeed in spite of their peculiarities, not because of them, and it is not wise for the average individual to
Page 14 - otherwise players who drive from the back will lose sight of the ball after it passes the edge of the table. If the ordinary gas-jet is at the side of the room, and not over the centre of the table, the following is a very good method of
Page 13 - IMPLEMENTS The Room.—If possible, the room in which the game is played should be as free from furniture as can be conveniently managed ; tables and chairs in odd corners should be covered by cloths or rugs, otherwise the time and energy spent in searching for the balls will