Table Tennis - How To Play
First things first - Just what is the difference between Table Tennis and Ping Pong? Well, after much research and many explanations involving how many times the ball bounces, the depth of the paddles and the diameter of the ball we can tell you it's... basically NOTHING. Ping-pong is the popular name for the game that you might play with your mates for a bit of fun. The serious contenders who play as a sport call it Table-Tennis - and will usually be the ones serving the ball at great and impressive speed.
TOP TIPS FOR TABLE TENNIS
- Find some cool serves to experiment with - not only is it a lot of fun trying different techniques but it also keeps your opponent guessing!
- Go in for the attack! It has been proven that the player to go in for the big moves most often wins point, set, and match.
- Keep your eyes on the opponent's paddle as well as the ball when receiving a serve. If you have ever seen World Champions play, you will notice they have a quick glimpse at how high the ball is tossed, then it's eyes back to the paddle to gain a true idea of direction
- Mix up your returns when receiving - try out loops, drives, pushes, chops and you'll find you have yourself a great game and a bewildered opponent.