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table tennis paddle

The earliest players of table tennis used "drum" paddles made of wooden frames covered with parchment. Later paddles appeared in laminated wood, and in 1901, a British manufacturer applied a stippled or pimpled rubber to the paddle which increased the speed and spin of the ball and, of course, made the game faster.

  • Material: wood
  • Style: competition
  • Object ID: 112.5295
  • Credit Line: Gift of Marty and Rosanne Salata
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