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How to Play the Basic Strokes of Table Tennis/ Ping-Pong

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In order to play good ping-pong, you need to have mastered the basic strokes first. Without a solid foundation in the basics of table tennis, you will struggle to use the advanced techniques of elite players successfully.

Basic Strokes - Step by Step

Serve

Return of Serve

Rally Strokes

How to Serve

Learn why the serve is important, how to improve your service, and how to troubleshoot any problems you have while serving.

How to Return Serve

Learn why the return of serve is important too, and how to improve and troubleshoot your return of serve.

Put Your Strokes Together

Now that you have mastered the basic strokes, find out how to use them together to play your best table tennis.

Return to Table Tennis - Basic Concepts

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