Resources on Game Room Game Tables
This seems to be a site for people interested in air hockey. There are sections on statistics, tips, playing rules, rankings, tournament info, and everything you would want to know about perhaps playing competitive air hockey or even if you just own an air hockey table. This is geared towards competitive air hockey in California, and there are links to an official site for California Air Hockey and the U.S. Open World Air Hockey Championships.
How to Play Foosball
Foosball instructions are available in this article, including learning basic skills, why you should not spin the rods, how to hit the ball hard, how to aim, the open hand or fan technique, and wrist-flicking. More information can be found about 3-rod shots, defensive region shots, interceptions and pining.
The Georgia Air Hockey Association
This is the official site of the Georgia Air Hockey association, the GAHA. There are sections with an event calendar of upcoming air hockey events in Georgia, a way to find players interested in playing competitively, a message forum for entering into discussions and communicating with other like-minded air hockey enthusiasts, a list of individual rankings of the best players in the state, an air hockey webring, official USAA rules, and the locations of tables across Georgia. There are also links to general sites like airhockey.com, airhockeynews.com, as well as helpful links for airhockey associations in several different states.
History of Table Tennis
This web page, from hickocksports.com, describes the history of the game of table tennis, known to many as ping pong. They trace the game back to British army officers in the late 19th Century, playing with corks and cigar boxes. The game then blossomed in Great Britain after that, known variously as "whiff whaff" and "gossima." Parker Brothers bought the name ping pong, and began manufacturing indoor table tennis kits under that name. There are also links to web sites for USA Table Tennis, a list of Olympic Champions, the Table Tennis Hall of Fame, a glossary of terms, as well as a directory of organizations.
Ping Pong History
An abstract article about the history of ping pong. Commonsense suggests - and one day, perhaps, it will be proved from private correspondence - that on such an occasion impromptu games of tennis were played on a table, that is table tennis. This is certainly the earliest title for the game, not ping-pong as so commonly supposed. Materials for play were readily to hand as all English households of any note, and certainly all those with a lawn tennis court, had a dining room and a large dining table. Such accessories as rackets and a net could be conveniently improvised and a child's small rubber ball was most suitable for batting to and fro. In America during the late 19th century, it is reported by Comelius G. Schaad in his book A Manual of Ping-Pong (1928) that an indoor game based on lawn tennis was played with knitted balls so that damage to furniture was avoided.