Did you know that table tennis is among the largest sharing sports on the planet? It is incredibly popular in Asia and the game's reputation has now spread across Africa, Europe and North America. This sport is suitable for champs of any ages and you do not have to be a expert to participate. The game promotes that it conditions both the body and the mind, helps develop eye hand coordination, great reflexes, agility and also it is fun to play.
If You would like to learn more about the game and want to try your hand at it, You will be pleasantly surprised and rewarded with feelings of joy and fulfillment. By the way it's not that difficult to play table tennis. You are just flipping a small ball backwards and forwards across a long table making sure its not touching the net. Well, playing table tennis correctly requires speeds, power and agility as well as skill, balance and dexterity. But as any other sport it requires practice, patience and time to master the table tennis skills.
Lot of people have seen others play the game before and there is a tendency to think that it is an easy game to play. This is an understandable mistake, but it takes more than just a desire to be a good player. You must learn to play on a small table surface and with a very light and tiny ball. It requires lighting fast reflexes, great agility and some level of physical fitness. You will also need to learn the various strokes and spin techniques.
It is played on a special table that 2.74 m (9.0 ft) long, by 1.525 m (5.0 ft) wide, and 76 cm (2.5 ft) high and can be a permanent addition to your family room or even better you can choose a portable foldaway table with easy folding capability that can be easily stored between uses.
A few people will mistakenly presume you are playing the old game of ping-pong, but this can not be further from the truth. There are a few differences between the two games and a true table tennis competitor will be highly insulted if you say he plays ping-pong.
What is the draw to table tennis? It is a game that has been around for years, and can be played indoors or outdoors and requires little equipment, well, except the tableThese days in many places, like community center, sports halls, and social clubs, the table and equipment is available free for people who wants to play this game.
You may wish to start learning how to play by enrolling in a class at a local recreation center or maybe you can even afford hiring a personal coach. Now wait, a coach to play this game? Yes if you serious enough to compete one day at big tournament, and Yes, this is a game that requires special techniques to properly compete and to not cause an injury to yourself or others. This game much like all other games needs to be learned correctly.
Now go out there, register for a class, and learn how to play table tennis. First of all You will be amazed at the amount of people playing the game and how popular this game really is, and its popularity growing every year. Buy some special bats and balls and practice in your living room, play room or outside on the patio even by yourself using one wall foldaway table or with your family and friends. And, regardless of what your age, the exercise will do you good.