The 20th Century’s First Big Craze: Ping-Pong

Woman playing ping-pong


Séances, bicycles, automobiles — they’d all been fads. But at the turn of the century, America had lost its mind over Ping-Pong, a game Post editors called “cheap, safe, easily learned, gently invigorating, and fascinating.” The following editorial appear in the Post on April 5, 1902.