Table Tennis Betting Odds
As the name suggests, the sport of table tennis is essentially tennis played on a table, using a lightweight ball and small rackets. Table tennis – also known as ping pong - can be played in either singles or doubles’ format with the sport governed by the worldwide organisation, the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), founded in 1926.
Rules of table tennis
After the initial serve, players must allow the ball to bounce one time on their side of the table, returning it so that it bounces on the opposite side of the table once. A point is scored when one of the players fails to return the ball. This is a fast-paced game that relies on techniques like spinning of the ball.
History of table tennis
Invented in the 1880s in England, table tennis became a regulated sport in 1926 with the implementation of the first World Championship. In 1980, the table tennis World Cup originated, followed by table tennis being included as an Olympic sport in 1988, increasing the popularity of this dynamic sport.
There is now an annual ITTF World Tour (formerly the Pro Tour) with about 15 tournaments held each year and the Grand Finals. Some of the tournaments include the aforementioned World Championships, Men’s and Women’s World Cup and the China vs World Challenge.
Table tennis betting
You can try the Live Betting option to make this fast-paced game that much more exciting. When it comes to table tennis betting, you can bet on the game winner; point winner; races to 3, 5, 6 and 9 points; total points scored; and points scored in odds or evens. If you’re considering table tennis betting, then consider things such as top players and their performance trends and any weaknesses.
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