Table tennis is also known as ping pong to some people. It’s said that the game is second most played in the whole world after soccer. In layman’s terms, table tennis can be said to be a game played on a table which is specially designed for this game, unlike playing on a tennis lawn. The rackets or bats which are used in playing this game resemble paddles and the ball used in play looks like a golf ball. But unlike the golf ball, this table tennis ball is very light, smooth and it bounces with ease as it is hollow in the inside. This game is a pastime for many people and the internet now offers various tips on how to play it. There are online videos and table tennis DVDs available for people that are in need of learning the game.
As the game is becoming easy to learn, there are still some tips which you will need so as to become a master of table tennis as time goes by. After you get hold of a table tennis DVD, some basic things will be needed before you ca start off. The first among these is the need for space for playing the table tennis game amply and without any discomforts. You will need to find enough space to us in practicing and playing table tennis matches with opponents.
Instructional videos are available for everyone regardless of the level in which you are in understanding the game. Beginners, amateurs and professionals are all catered for. If you are a beginner, terms like shake hands grip or pen hold grip are demystified. You also get to learn the basic rules of the game, and how to use the different grips to have an advantage over your opponent.
As you advance or if you are past the beginner level, you get to learn how to stop a ball from falling, how to add a spin to the serve which in effect is meant to confuse the opponent on how to return back the serve. Table tennis is in a way a mind game and some high level of intelligence is required. That is one thing you need to know as you learn table tennis so that you can have that psychological edge over your opponent.
The good thing about table tennis is that you don’t have to play it professionally to enjoy it. you can have it in your leisure room, or any other open space in your home. With the growing availability of the resources on how to master the game, you can even incorporate your friends and family in learning about this exciting sport that is professionally an Olympic sport.