Table tennis, also known as ping-pong, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight, hollow ball back and forth using table tennis rackets.
Play is fast and demands quick reactions. A skilled player can impart several varieties of spin to the ball, altering its trajectory and limiting an opponent's options to great advantage.
For this reason, table tennis athlete usually expresses physical attributes of coordination, fast reflexes and good movement as well as some sensitivity in the touch.
Enthusiasts are often told that "table tennis is to play chess running the hundred meters."