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Photograph – Table Tennis
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Title: Photograph – Table Tennis
Identifier: 2006.4.18.111
Donor: City of Mississauga
Item Date: 1980 – 1989
Creation Date: 2012
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: Slightly yellowed black and white photograph of a girl playing table tennis. She is on the verge of hitting a ball with her racket. The girl is wearing a dark coloured polo shirt and shorts. The name "Ken" is written in black in the bottom left corner of the photo

Table tennis or 'Ping Pong' developed from lawn tennis and badminton in the early 1880’s. Known as ‘Gossima’ and ‘Whiff-Whaff’, this game quickly spread across Europe and North America. James Gibb is credited with the introduction of hollow balls and the change in the name to ‘Ping-Pong’ derived from the noise the ball made hitting the table. In 1901 this name was registered as a trade name by J.Jacques & Son. American company, Parker Brothers, introduced a Ping Pong set which set off a craze for the game.

Photograph most likely taken during one of the youth drop-in programs organized by the Mississauga Recreation and Parks department during summer months.
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