New to table tennis? Get started the right way with expert advice on what equipment you will need, how to play the basic strokes, choosing your first ping-pong racket, matchplay advice, and the important rules you need to know first.
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Beginner’s Guide to Table Tennis – Introduction
New to table tennis? Get started right with our Beginner’s Guide to Table Tennis. Find out everything you need to know to make a successful start to your ping-pong career.
Equipment Needed To Play Table Tennis
A comprehensive list of the equipment you will need to get started in Table Tennis
Top 10 Mistakes Made by Table Tennis Beginners
New to ping-pong? Find out about the most common ten mistakes made by table tennis beginners, and how to avoid them.
Objective of the Game of Table Tennis
The objective of the game of table tennis. Find out what’s the point(!) of it all!
An Illustrated History of Table Tennis
A brief history of the sport of table tennis (or ping-pong), from its early origins in Victorian England, through the use of pimpled rubber, the introduction of sponge, the dominance of the Chinese, the introduction of speed glue, and the sweeping rule changes of 2000, into the future.
Top 10 Reasons to Play Table Tennis
A summary of the reasons to play table tennis, including health and fitness, a great mental workout, it’s inexpensive and fun!
Ping-Pong or Table Tennis? Which is the Correct Name?
Is ping-pong the preferred phrase, or is table tennis the true term? Which is correct? Does it matter? Greg investigates what’s in a name.
Ode to My Opponent
A tribute to the most important person in your table tennis career – your opponent!
Table Tennis – So You Want to Be a Ping-Pong Champion?
Think you’ve got what it takes to be a table tennis champion? Read this article first before getting on the court with the ping-pong elite. A semi-serious look at what it takes to be a table tennis legend.
Why Doesn’t Ping-Pong Get Any Respect?
Why doesn’t the sport of ping-pong get the respect it deserves among the general public? Why do many media organizations treat table tennis as something less than a real sport?
The Basic Physics and Mathematics of Table Tennis / Ping-Pong
Guest author Jonathan Roberts explains how the Newtonian laws of physics apply to table tennis. Find out about the mathematics and physics of ping-pong!
Table Tennis – Forum Etiquette
Some sugestions on how to get along with others in table tennis forums.
Everything I Need to Know, I Learned From Table Tennis/Ping-Pong
A humorous look at the essentials in life that I have learned from my time in table tennis.
Table Tennis Partners – Pros and Cons
Is it a good or bad thing if your partner plays table tennis too?
Table Tennis Playing Levels – What Level are You?
What are the differences in table tennis between beginners, intermediate and advanced players? What level do you fit into? Find out here!