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Three-player ping pong bounces back from Victorian era

11 January 2014 Last updated at 14:32 GMT

Two may be company, but three is certainly not a crowd when it comes to table tennis.

At the World Championship of Ping Pong in London, a new sport which has swept across Australia in recent years made its debut in the UK.

"Triples" or three-a-side ping pong takes the game back to how it used to be, when guests played for fun in groups, at Victorian dinner parties.

Mike Bushell reports.

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