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How to Win at Ping Pong 0

Posted on February 10, 2020 by Gerwin Bajao

If you’re super competitive and want to win at table tennis every single time, that’s perfectly understandable. While it’s highly unlikely for you to never find yourself in the losing end, there are some tips that can help level up that winning percentage significantly.

Ping pong is fun, trendy, and great for beginners. Unlike other sports, it’s also more accessible and has a relatively low risk for injury. A table tennis “court,” otherwise known as a ping pong table, is pretty easy to set up, and you can pick up a pair of rackets and some ping pong balls at your local sporting goods store with no problem.

So, now you’re ready for ping pong. Then again, you don’t want to simply be ready for table tennis; you want to be able to beat everyone you go up against! We admire your determination and ambition. Committing to that extra bit of practice and following some effective tips might just turn you into everyone’s ping pong nemesis.

What You Must Know Before Anything Else

Before we proceed to give you advice on how to win every game, let’s first discuss your gear. Now, if you’re looking to get ahead in ping pong, you need to invest in some great equipment, starting with your table tennis bat.

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6 Tips on How to Improve Ping Pong Skills 1

Posted on March 27, 2018 by J. Ritchie Lisa

Ping-PongLike in the case of other sports, being good in ping pong does not happen overnight. You need to practice and persevere to bring out the best in you. That being said, this post will provide some tips to improve skills in table tennis.

Legends are not born. They are made. In table tennis, no one is born to be great. Rather, even the seasoned players started at the bottom. They practiced to achieve mastery of the game, which you can do as well by keeping in mind the tips briefly mentioned below.

Start with the Right Paddle

In this sport, your best weapon is the paddle. Therefore, you should spend time in the selection of the best ping pong paddle. There is no universal truth when it comes to what is best. Rather, you should look for one that you are most comfortable with. Take time to try the paddle and see if it fits your preferences.

If you are a novice, choose one that is designed specifically for beginners. Your type or style of grip will also determine the paddle that is most suitable for you.

Practice your Stance

A lot of beginners may not know it, but stance is one thing that will greatly impact one’s performance. You need to find your balance. Your body should be ready to respond to the attack from your opponent. Regardless of how intense the game is, make sure to keep your body relaxed and not too stiff.

For your feet, you need to have quite a wide base, which will allow you to move with ease. Your knees should be slightly bent. If the legs are straight, there is a greater tendency that you will lose your balance. Read the rest of this entry →

  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Rocky Colavito: Super Slugger
      March 30, 2020 | 7:24 pm
      Rocky Colavito

      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month was just the fifth player in Major League Baseball history to have 11 straight seasons with 20 or more home runs, yet could not sustain that greatness long enough to earn a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

      In some sense, the legend of Rocco “Rocky” Colavito Jr. began long before he ever started pounding home runs at the major league level.

      Born and raised as a New York Yankees fan in The Bronx, Colavito was playing semipro baseball before he was a teenager and dropped out of high school at 16 after his sophomore year to pursue a professional career. The major league rule at the time said a player could not sign with a pro team until his high school class graduated, but after sitting out for one year, Colavito was allowed to sign at age 17.

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