The sport originated in Victorian England, where it was played among the upper-class as an after-dinner parlour game. It had several different names, including ‘whiff-whaff’, and it has been suggested that makeshift versions of the game were developed by British military officers in India or South Africa, who brought it back with them. A row of books was stood up along the center of the table as a net, two more books served as rackets and were used to continuously hit a golf-ball. The modern version of the racket by fixing a sheet of pimpled, or stippled, rubber to the wooden blade. The four table tennis tables in the T.T. Court gives ample chance to the players to juggle the T.T ball and learn the intricacies of the game.