Four Types of Ping Pong Rackets You Have Never Seen

Do not think that ping pong rackets have to be certainly round shape, plus straight handles. One day if you kids bring back home the rackets below, please keep calm.

Four Strange Types of Ping Pong Racket

Water-drop Shape
This racket is not a mistaken substandard product. It is called “Water-drop Shape Racket,” made by a famous Japanese ping pong equipment manufacturer. Its design idea of being a bit skewed downwards is to enable your racket hand hitting the ball in a natural straight condition, easier to use power. 看全文

Posted in Rackets and Equipment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Top Spin, Back Spin and Side Spin – Three Basic Spins of Table Tennis Skills

Spins and speed are the two crucial features of table tennis. The spins of table tennis are far greater important than those of tennis and badminton. Most often the ball going to some direction without control is because of spins. While playing with children, parents telling them something about the spins could increase much of their interest.

Top Spin The Most Common Table Tennis Weapon

Top spin is the first type most beginners learn. The rotation direction of the ball is forward, like the wheels of a car moving forwards. The power of top spin is to force the ball going out after touching the racket of your opponent. Most strokes of beginners have a bit top spin naturally, although they have not learnt it yet. Top spin is the most common weapon of advanced level players, such as “looping.” 看全文

Posted in Skills and Styles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Left-handed Table Tennis Players Especially Hard to Deal With?

Meeting left-handed table tennis players, feeling especially awkward and hard to deal with, should be a common experience of many people. I saw a parent asking his son to switch to use left hand. The boy, who was a junior high student, had played for a few years already. His dad did so just because of seeking a breakthrough. There are three main reasons below why those left-handed players get the upper hand.

Different Serve Placements of Left-handed Table Tennis Players

First, the placements of receiving serves change. The most common serve is forehand serving cross-court. If two right-handers are playing, it comes to your backhand side. However, if the opponent is left-handed, it becomes your forehand side, making you so uncomfortable. If it is a short ball, it is even the weakest position in general. 看全文

Posted in Skills and Styles | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Who Invented Table Tennis? Know the Interesting Origin

Just like many other new things, the birth of table tennis was quite fortuitous. While parents playing table tennis with children, telling them its origin, believed that it could not only broaden their scope, but also enhance their interest.

There are many different story versions about who invented table tennis. However, two points are generally accepted. First, it was not invented by the Chinese, but the English. Second, tennis derived it.

Most Common Saying of Table Tennis Origin

The following is the most common story. In a rainy day at the end of the 19th century, a group of university students who were going to play tennis were stuck indoor. 看全文

Posted in Anecdotes | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Why both hands are needed to play ping pong?

Every ping pong fan would stress the skill motions. Most of them also know the importance of footwork. However, many a player neglects the other hand which is not holding the racket. Without the match of another hand, all the skill effects cannot be brought into full play. Actually, you need to use two hands to play ping pong.

Wrong Positions of the Other Hand Playing Ping Pong

The most common mistake of the hand without racket is to just let it down by the side, like standing straight. Only the appearance of it is awkward. Another type is putting the hand over the belly, like suffering from a stomachache, or blocking himself from moving forward. 看全文

Posted in Skills and Styles | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

How to Develop a Yearly Table Tennis Training Plan for Yourself?

If you would like to raise your skills to a higher level, just like doing many other things well, the crucial matter is thinking over your objective thoroughly. With a clear goal, you can develop a detailed yearly table tennis training plan. Based on it, you may gradually head towards the destination step by step.

Goal of Table Tennis Training Plan

There are many ways to set up a goal. It could be mastering a particular skill for beginners; joining the school team or beating someone who you could not win before for intermediate level; using some tactics well during real games or entering the semi-finals of a competition for advanced players… etc. 看全文

Posted in Training and Development | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Three Main Points of Receiving Table Tennis Serves Well

During a match, irrespective of professional players or beginners, the hardest part should be receiving serves. Usually, if you can handle the serves of your opponent, you have won already half of the match and you would feel playing quite smoothly. Pay more attention to the three points below when you receive table tennis serves, it can be much easier and no longer in a flurry.

Judgment Is Crucial for Table Tennis Receiving

Judgment is the crucial part of good receiving. Eyes come before your hand. You must completely focus on the move of your opponent, staring at the moment his racket touching the ball. By watching his blade angle, power, and friction, you can judge the spin, speed and placement of the serve. 看全文

Posted in Skills and Styles | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Two unique table tennis competitions – T2 League, TTX

Other than the World Championships and the Pro Tours commonly seen, in order to promote table tennis, the ITTF has launched two unique competitions – T2 League and TTX. Both are thoughtful and differentiated. Let me briefly introduce them below.

T2 Table Tennis League

In July 2017, the first T2 Table Tennis League was launched in Malaysia. Its contest system and form are different. Unlike those traditional competitions held in large stadiums, it is in a small film studio. The auditorium just has a few rows of seats. The table is only some steps away from it, like a singer’s mini-concert. 看全文

Posted in Anecdotes | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Table Tennis Rackets – Brief Introduction of Carbon Blades

Nowadays table tennis racket manufacturers use a large variety of blades to solicit customers. Only the categories could be divided as the following:

Table Tennis Racket Categories

Blade woods: paulownia, cypress, ebony, rosewood… etc.

Fibers mixed: carbon, titanium, aluminum, glass, arylate… etc.

Structures: 5 layers, 7 layers, nano, hollow tube inner layer… etc.

Processing technologies: “carbon burning,” “thermic burn” of 200 degrees Celsius… etc.;

Function indicators: control, hardness, centre of gravity deviation, bounce… etc.

In addition, there are different types of handle forms and structures, blade shapes… etc. 看全文

Posted in Rackets and Equipment | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

What are the unique of ping pong doubles rules?

Playing ping pong doubles has lots of fun. Originally just two persons in the court becoming four, it makes the dueling lively at once. However, its rules are quite different from the singles and other ball games such as tennis and badminton. What are the differences among them?

The most special thing of the rules of ping pong doubles, making it different from other ball games, is that the players in the same team must take turns to play, returning alternately. Unlike playing badminton or tennis, one can hit many times without limitation. The two partners are often each responsible for a part of the field, 看全文

Posted in Rules | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment