Table Tennis Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

For those into racket sports, few games are as wide ranging as table tennis, likely better known as ping pong. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that you don’t need a full court like tennis, squash or badminton, that you can pack quite a few into a bar or game space and people of nearly any age and experience can at least volley a ball back and forth a few times. It also doesn’t hurt that it comes jam-packed with terms, names and techniques that double as good dog names for those who enjoy the sport enough to make it a permanent attribute. 

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Table Tennis Inspired Dog Name Considerations

There are several ways to come up with a good table tennis themed dog name, but much of the process depends on how meaningful or individualized you want to make it. If you want to keep it simple and easy, consider picking the name of a famous or historic player. If you’re a player yourself and have an appreciation for the game’s history, think about giving them the name of someone who changed the sport for the better. Of course, you can always go deeper as well.

For instance, if your dog often hits or bats balls more often than they catch them, the names Paddle, Bat or Racket would all be perfectly suitable. If they happen to do a lot of circular motions when they’re excited or chasing something, then the names Twiddle, Twirl and Spin are all solid choices. For a dog that is constantly in motion, the name Rally would be great, just as Goode would be good for a dog that seems to have rubber grips on their feet.

There are plenty of directions you can go, so pick up a mental paddle and volley a few ideas back and forth until one stands out or sticks.

Male Table Tennis Inspired Dog Names

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Pong
After ping pong, the term originally coined for the game in the late 1800s
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Blade
The flat, top half of a racket
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Chopper
A style or type of play where chops are the primary technique
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Flick
A short, close to the table play with a wrist flick added for topspin
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Flip
Another term for a flick
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Hitter
A style of play where standard hits are primarily used
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Junk
As in a junk bat or racket, one with too-long pips or improper size/condition
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Lob
A return that floats high in the air
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Point
How the game is scored
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Serve
The person to first strike the ball and put it into play
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Drop
A short shot over the net
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Block
A topspin heavy return played just after a bounce
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Match
Comprised of 3, 5 or 7 games
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Penhold
A style of holding the paddle
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Smash
A quick and powerful shot
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Double
Playing with two sets of players on teams
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Early
Playing a ball just after it bounces
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Heavy
A word used to describe excessive spin
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Sponge
A type of racket cover used in sandwich style
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Parlour
As in parlour game, where the sport originated, in Victorian England
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Jaques
After J. Jaques, the first person to trademark the name "ping-pong"
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Parker
After Parker Bros, who bought the name
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Grip
The style/positioning of the hand on the paddle
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Waldner
After Jan-Ove Waldner, one of the most decorated table tennis players ever
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Deng
After Deng Yaping, one of the most successful players in the world, male or female
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Zhang
After Zhang Yining, one of the greatest female players in history
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Jike
After Zhang Jike, the only table tennis player to win 5 consecutive majors titles
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Ding
After Ding Ning, a highly successful multi-majors winner
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Gatien
After Jean-Phillipe Gatien, the greaest French player of all time
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Persson
After Jorgen Persson, one of Sweden's most decorated players

Female Table Tennis Inspired Dog Names

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Ping
As in ping pong, another name for table tennis
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Bat
Another name for a paddle or racket
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Cross
As in cross court, the area a return is delivered
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Drive
A powerful shot played close to the table
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Looper
A style of play where the loop is the primary technique used
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Paddle
The wood and rubber racket used to play the game
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Racket
Another term for a bat or paddle
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Pips
The little rubber protrusions on the bat that help impart friction and spin
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Rally
The period when the ball is in play
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Spin
An important physical element in the game
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Twiddle
Turning the bat to use different surfaces
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Twirl
The same as twiddle, to turn the bat to take advantage of its different surfaces
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Seemiller
A style of holding the paddle named after it's originator, Dan Seemiller
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Skunk
An informal rule that declares a winner at 7-0 or 11-1
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Anti
As in anti-loop, the low friction rubber used to remove spin
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Float
A return with little spin
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India
Where the game was first developed by British soldiers
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Gibb
After James Gibb, who introduced celluloid balls
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Goode
After E.C. Goode, who first placed rubber on the paddle
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Snow
After Edgar Snow, the American journalist who noticed the Chinese craze for the sport in the 1930s
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Sydney
The last Olympic games before significant rule changes took place
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Balsa
A type of extremely lightweight wood sometimes used to make paddles
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Limba
A tree in the Korina family used to make paddles
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Cypress
A type of wood used to make ping pong paddles
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Hinoki
A wood popular in Japan used to make paddles
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Corky
As in corkspin, a fast and volatile type of spin
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Janove
After Jan-Ove Waldner, the Swedish world champion
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Liu
After Liu Guoliang, the second man to achieve a career grand slam
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Nan
After Wang Nan, who was #1 in the world for 3 years
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Lin
After Ma Lin, the only man to ever win Olympic gold in Singles, Doubles and Team

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