It’s that time of the year again. The annual Women’s World Cup will be happening again and this year, our beloved home country, Canada, was chosen to host the World Cup. The event will occur in the heart of Downtown Markham, at the Pan Am Centre so, get ready to immerse yourself into the culture of Table Tennis! We have partnered with the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) and will be working alongside their organization throughout the event. Our hardworking team designed and created the website for the 2017 Women’s World Cup! Feel free to visit the website to learn more about the upcoming event!

1880 – Women playing Table Tennis

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and gain more insight on how Table Tennis came to be. Table Tennis, also known as, Ping Pong, was originated in England during the 19th century. Table Tennis was inspired by a popular sport played by British army officers stationed in India and South Africa, Lawn Tennis. During the Winter, they wanted to play Lawn Tennis but were not able to due to the harsh weather. To solve this, they thought of different ways to translate Lawn Tennis into an indoor sport and that’s how Table Tennis came to be. Several different objects were used in fabricating this sport. They used books as the net, empty cigarette boxes as paddles, and champagne corks as the ball. The equipment for Table Tennis has become much more advanced as there are a ride range of world class paddles, balls, and tables now. For all your Table Tennis needs, we found some products online that are affordable and easily accessible.

This Table Tennis Paddle is only $6.97 and is perfect for a recreational user. The rubber lining makes it very durable and the pop of colour pulls everything together.

If you’re looking to verse somebody, grab the 2 Player Table Tennis Paddle and Ball Set for only $14.97! It’s the perfect thing for the Summer! You can challenge your friends and have some fun with it.

For those of you are already have paddles, we found some fun Smiley Table Tennis Balls for only $3.97! These balls would be the perfect factor in making things more entertaining!

Table Tennis has come a very long way. It wasn’t deemed an official sport, until 1927, when the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) organized the First World Championship in London, England. It was then labeled an Olympic sport in 1988. The sport quickly caught on and gained a lot of interest from various different countries. Now, Table Tennis is an established sport that requires much discipline and skill.

Mo Zhang and Anqi Luo of Canada celebrating (Courtesy of Getty Images Europe)

All this Table Tennis talk makes us very excited for the 2017 Women’s World Cup! If you’re just as excited as we are, you can keep tabs on the event with the website!

In honour of the Women’s World Cup, lets all play some Table Tennis! We hope to see you at the Pan Am Centre!