Table Tennis Interview Questions & Answers

  1. Question 1. What Is The Size Of The Table Tennis Playing Surface?

    Answer :

    9 ft. * 5 ft Height should be 2 1/2 ft. from the ground.

  2. Question 2. What Is The Modern Name Of Ping – Pong Game?

    Answer :

    Table Tennis

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  4. Question 3. When Was The English Table Tennis Association Formed?

    Answer :

    On 24 April 1927

  5. Question 4. In Which Year Was The World Championship Instituted?

    Answer :

    1926 – 27.

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  7. Question 5. How Many Times Did Hungry Win The Swathing Cup Till 1987?

    Answer :

    12 times.

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  9. Question 6. Who Was The Youngest Ever International Player?

    Answer :

    Joy Foster. She was aged 8 years when she played for Jamaica in the West Indies championship at Port of Spain in 1958.

  10. Question 7. Which Country Has Claimed The Swathing Cup Nine Times During 1961 – 1986?

    Answer :

    China.

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  12. Question 8. When Was Table Tennis Included In The Asian Games?

    Answer :

    In 1958 at Tokyo.

  13. Question 9. What Are The Specifications For A Table Tennis Ball?

    Answer :

    The ball should be of celluloid, white in colour, spherical in shape, with a weight of 2.7 gm, 40mm diameter.

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  15. Question 10. What Is The Height Of The Table Tennis Net?

    Answer :

    6 inches.

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  17. Question 11. When Was The International Table Tennis Federation (ittf) Formed?

    Answer :

    In 1926.

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  19. Question 12. Which Is Richard Bergman Trophy In Table Tennis?

    Answer :

    It is the fair play trophy in world championship.

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  21. Question 13. Who Won The Table Tennis World Cup For Men In 1987?

    Answer :

    Teng Yi.

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  23. Question 14. Who Won The Men’s Singles Title In 1996 Olympics?

    Answer :

    Liu Guoliang.

  24. Question 15. Who Has Won The World Men’s Singles Title Most Times?

    Answer :

    Victor Barna (Hungary) 5 times, 1930.

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  26. Question 16. When Did The India First Participate In The World Championships?

    Answer :

    1939, Cairo.

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  28. Question 17. What Divides The Playing Surface Of The Table Tennis?

    Answer :

    The net running parallel to the each end line.

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  30. Question 18. The Irani Cup Is Awarded To The Winners?

    Answer :

    World Men’s Doubles.

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  32. Question 19. Who Was The Winner In The First Championship?

    Answer :

    Hungary.

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  34. Question 20. Who Has Won The World Women’s Singles Title Most Times?

    Answer :

    A. Rozeanu (Romania), 6 times, 1950 – 55.

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  36. Question 21. What Is The Weight Of A Table Tennis Ball?

    Answer :

    37 to 39 grams.

  37. Question 22. When Was The Woman’ Team Event Introduced In The World Championship? Who Won It First?

    Answer :

    1934 (Germany).

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  39. Question 23. What Trophy Is Awarded To Winners Of The Women’s Team Championship In World Table Tennis?

    Answer :

    Corbillon cup.

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  41. Question 24. An Indian Test Cricket Player And Davis Cup Player Was Also A Table Tennis Player Of Repute?

    Answer :

    C. Ram swami

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  43. Question 25. Who Is Called The ‘server’ In Table Tennis?

    Answer :

    The player who first strikes the ball during a rally is called the server.

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  45. Question 26. Who Was India’s First National Champion (men)?

    Answer :

    M. Ayub

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  47. Question 27. What Is A Rally?

    Answer :

    The period during which the ball is in play is termed as a rally in table tennis.

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  49. Question 28. What Is A Paddle?

    Answer :

    Slang for table tennis racket.

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  51. Question 29. What Is The Gap Between Two World Championships?

    Answer :

    Two years.

  52. Question 30. Name The Gold Winner In Men’s Singles In Bangkok Asian Games 1998?

    Answer :

    Kim Tak – Soo (S. Korea).

  53. Question 31. Who Is Known As “the Mozart Of Table Tennis”?

    Answer :

    Jan – Ove Waldner of Sweden.

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  55. Question 32. Which Women Table Tennis Player Ranks First In 2009?

    Answer :

    Zhang Yining of china.

  56. Question 33. Which Indian Player Was The Last Table Tennis Player To Win The Arjuna Award?

    Answer :

    Subhajit Saha in 2007.

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  58. Question 34. Which Team Won The Maximum Number Of Medals In 2008 Olympics?

    Answer :

    China – 8 (4 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze).

  59. Question 35. Who Won The Gold In Men 2008 Olympics?

    Answer :

    Ma Lin (China).

  60. Question 36. Who Won The Gold In Womens?

    Answer :

    Zhang Yining (China).

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  62. Question 37. Who Was The Winner Of World Tennis Championships In 2009 Men’s Singles?

    Answer :

    Wang Hao of china.

  63. Question 38. Who Is The Women’s Singles Champion?

    Answer :

    Zhang Yining (China).

  64. Question 39. Which Country Ranks First In World Table Tennis In The Year 2009?

    Answer :

    China.

  65. Question 40. How Large Should Be The Table For The Game?

    Answer :

    The table should be 9ft. by 5ft. (2.7 m. by 1.5 m.) and 2 ft. 6 in. (0.76 m.) above the floor.

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  67. Question 41. In What Year Did Table Tennis Become An Olympic Sport?

    Answer :

    Table tennis was admitted as a full medal sport at the Seoul Olympics.

  68. Question 42. A Standard Game Ends When One Player Scores How Many Points?

    Answer :

    If the score is a 10-10 tie at one point, then the players alternate serves until one player wins by two.

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  70. Question 43. Which One Of These Companies Does Not Make Table Tennis Equipment?

    Answer :

    Butterflies, Nittaku, Schildkrot are other equipment manufacturers. Wilson makes tennis related products.

  71. Question 44. What Is The Diameter Of A Table Tennis Ball?

    Answer :

    The ball has to be 40 mm in diameter and has to be white or orange in color.

  72. Question 45. In What Country Did Table Tennis Originate?

    Answer :

    Table tennis started to become popular in England in the 1880s.

  73. Question 46. Some Higher Level Players Like To Reglue The Rubbers On Their Paddle Before Every Match. Which Of The Following Statements Can Not Be Applied To Describe This Special Glue?

    Answer :

    Speed glue is used by players who want to improve the speed of their game. The downside is that the control over the ball is reduced, the paddle becoming more sensitive to spin as it becomes faster.

  74. Question 47. What Are Some Of The Names That Table Tennis Has Been Called Over The Years?

    Answer :

    Although the origins of the game are unclear, it is known that it started as a parlour game in England in the 1890s and played on a dining room table.

  75. Question 48. An Official Standard Ping-pong Table Is Usually Green, But It Can Also Be What Color?

    Answer :

    A table is 9 feet long, 5 feet wide and 30 inches high.

  76. Question 49. On A Typical Paddle, What Is The Name Of The Layer Between The Blade And The Rubber?

    Answer :

    The thickness of the sponge greatly influences the characteristics of the paddle: thicker sponge provides more speed while thinner sponge provides more control.

  77. Question 50. On The Serve, How High Must The Ball Is Thrown From The Flat Of The Hand?

    Answer :

    The ball must be placed on the flat of the hand to avoid any spin that the fingers may put on it, therefore giving the server an unfair advantage.

  78. Question 51. What Score Does One Player Has To Achieve To Win The Game?

    Answer :

    The player has to achieve a score of 11. A match can be any odd number of games. As well, if the game has a score of 10-10 then a player has to get a two point advantage to win.

  79. Question 52. Today’s Bats Are Made Of Wooden Blades Covered In Rubber. When The Game Was First Played What Were They Made Of?

    Answer :

    They were then covered with cloth, leather or sandpaper and played with champagne corks or light knitted web balls. Later on, ‘pimpled’ rubber and lightweight balls became the norm.

  80. Question 53. Hitting The Ball Hard To The Opponent’s Side Is Called A What?

    Answer :

    If you are a good ping pong player then you can shock your opponents with a hard spike.

  81. Question 54. Which One Of Those Is Not A Table Tennis Shot?

    Answer :

    Looping is putting top spin on the ball and chopping is the reverse spin (back spin). Smashing is, well, hitting the ball as hard as you can (and preferably on the table). A pop is nothing but a pop.

  82. Question 55. How Long Do The Players Have Between The Successive Games Of A Match?

    Answer :

    An interval between the successive games of a match can be up to 1 minute. At that time the players are required to leave their racquets on the table.

  83. Question 56. How Many Competitive Players Take Part In Competitions Worldwide?

    Answer :

    As well as the unknown numbers of those who play for fun. That’s a lot of table tennis balls.

  84. Question 57. What Is The Other Main Blade Type, With Shake Hand?

    Answer :

    If you hold your paddle like you’re shaking someone’s hand, then you are a “Shake hands”. If you hold your paddle like you are holding a pen, then you are a “Pen Holder”. The “Pen Holder” grip is most popular amongst Asian players.

  85. Question 58. Can The Players Choose The Balls On A Tournament?

    Answer :

    The players have an opportunity to choose the ball before coming to a playing area.

  86. Question 59. Which One Of The Following Players Was Never A Table Tennis World Champion?

    Answer :

    Frenchman Jean-Philippe GATIEN won the World Championships in 1993, Swedish PERSSON in 1991 (after being a runner-up in 1989) and WALDNER won twice in 1989 and 1997.

  87. Question 60. Which Country Has Won The Most National Titles In The 20th Century?

    Answer :

    A Chinese player fourteen times beginning in 1926. Next was Japan with nine.

  88. Question 61. According To The Ittf Rules, How High Must You Throw The Ball In The Air To Start A Service In Order For The Service To Be Considered Legal?

    Answer :

    The complete ITTF law 2.6.2 says: “The server shall project the ball near vertically upwards, without imparting spin, so that it rises at least 16 cm after leaving the palm of the free hand and then falls without touching anything before being struck.”

  89. Question 62. In The 1890s Which Sports Equipment Manufacturer Market A Game Called ‘indoor Tennis’, A Game Based On Table Tennis That We Know Today?

    Answer :

    Parker Bros. also trademarked the name ‘Ping-Pong’ after the noise the ball made on the bat and the table. Thus the confusion over the correct title of the game.