FROM OUR BASE IN FARRINGDON, LONDON, WE’VE BEEN
Passionate about ping pong, table tennis tables and design, here at T3 we’ve really turned the tables around.
From our base in Farringdon, London, we’ve been beavering away to turn the triples ping pong table into a reality. The game of triples itself was invented back in ‘79. Since 2009, and following the publication of the ‘Triples Book’ by its inventor, Professor Gunter Arndt, Triples Table Tennis has been played regularly on prototype tables in his club in Auz, where annual Triples competitions are held. The official triples ping pong table was then created in 2012 under the direction of T3’s technical director who has been involved in table design for over a decade and registered by T3 along with the original game patent.
The table was unveiled at the London Olympic games legacy event – ‘Give it a Go’, at Parliament Fields on the 8th September 2013. It was an instant hit, voted ‘the most popular sport of the day’ by the visitors.
Don’t forget it’s not just about 3x the fun, our triples tables can accommodate as many as 12 players at a time (6-aside). Triples is fast becoming the new kid on the ping pong block. It’s faster and fiercer and offers players a wider range of shot directions and lengths than the conventional game, making room for some pretty spectacular rallies…
THE TABLES IN CONSTRUCTION
OUR COMPLETE T3 RANGE
FOR US, MORE PEOPLE MEANS MORE
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T3 TOURNAMENT INDOOR
T3 Tournament – Indoor, Full Size Table (9+ years)
Size: Diameter: 2.64 m • Height: 0.76m • Table top thickness: 18mm
T3 ONE70 INDOOR
T3 ONE70 – Indoor, 3/4 size Table (6-9 years)
Size: Diameter: 1.70m • Height options: 0.58m/0.76m • Table top thickness: 18mm
T3 SuperMini INDOOR
T3 SuperMini Table – Indoor Table (3-6 years)
Size: Diameter: 1.50m • Height: 0.53m • Table top thickness: 18mm
T3 TOURNAMENT ALL WEATHER
T3 Tournament – All weather/concrete, Full size table (9+ years)
Size: Diameter: 2.74m • Height: 0.76m • Table top thickness: 6cm
T3 TOURNAMENT OUTDOOR
T3 Tournament – Outdoor, Full size table (9+ years)
Size: Diameter options: 2.74m • Height options: 0.76m • Table top thickness: 4mm
T3 SuperMini ALL WEATHER
T3 SuperMini – All weather/concrete table (3-9 years)
Size: Diameter: 1.50m • Height: 0.53m • Table top thickness: 6cm
MORE ABOUT… WIFF WAFF… GOSSIMA… PING PONG… TABLE TENNIS HISTORY
1880s Game originated in England as an after-dinner parlour game played by the upper-class. The sound generated in play gave the game its first name of ‘wiff-waff’.
1901 Hamley’s of Regent Street, then a sports manufacturer, was the first to manufacture a racket for wiff waff. The sound created by these hard bats gave the game its next name ‘ping-pong’.
1902 Englishman James Gibb, brings celluloid balls to the table.
1903 E.C Goode puts reinforced rubber on bat handles.
1920 ‘Table Tennis’ officially used as the alternative to ping pong.
1921 Table Tennis Association established.
1926 International Table Tennis Associations established around the world.
1927 London holds world’s first international table tennis competition.
1930 Table tennis banned in the Soviet Union for 30 years as it was believed to be bad for your eyes.
1950s S.W Hancock Ltd. introduces rubber and sponge to bats.
1968 The English Schools’ Table Tennis Association (ETTA) was formed in 1968 to give structure to competitive school table tennis which was on the increase throughout the country.
1971 US team allowed to enter China, the first official Americans since the communist takeover in 1949.
1979 3-a-side Table Tennis invented by Professor Günter Arndt.
1988 Table tennis makes Olympic Games, (Seoul, Korea).
2000 Ball size increased from 38mm to 40mm to slow down the game.
2009 First Triples tournament held in Wollongong, Australia.
2013 First 3-a-side table designed, manufactured and launched in London by T3 Ping Pong Ltd.
2014 T3 SuperMini bats and tables, specially designed for 3-6 year olds, go into UK schools
2014 The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) confirms that all ITTF sanctioned and World Title events will now be played using plastic composite balls instead of the traditional celluloid ball.
2014 T3 All weather table unveiled by City of London on Hampstead Heath.
2014 T3 played in Switzerland for the first time