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Updated Articles and Resources

By Ben Larcombe

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Is Any Table Tennis Serve That Hits the Net and Goes Over the Net a Let Serve? Created: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      What happens when a table tennis serve hits the net and goes over, but doesn't hit the opponent's court?
    • In Table Tennis, Is Your Serve Allowed to Bounce Twice on Your Opponent's Court? Created: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      In table tennis, are you allowed to serve so that the ball would bounce twice on your opponent's court? Also, can you serve from outside the sidelines of the table?
    • Footwork Drills - Training by Yourself in Table Tennis/Ping-Pong Created: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      How to use footwork drills to improve your table tennis/ping-pong when you don't have a partner to practice with." itemprop="description">> Thursday, March 30, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      The objective of the game of Table Tennis (Ping-Pong) - what's the point(!)?" itemprop="description"> Friday, May 12, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Tips and advice for beginners on the theory of serving in table tennis/ ping-pong.
    • Learn to Loop in Table Tennis / Ping-Pong Created: Thursday, August 23, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Learn how to play the loop stroke in table tennis. Videos and explanations of how to learn to topspin loop in ping-pong." itemprop="description">>
    • How Many Calories Do You Burn While Playing Table Tennis? Created: Monday, July 14, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      How many calories do you burn off while playing table tennis? Does playing ping-pong use up a lot of kilojoules? Do table tennis players have special nutritional needs?
    • What Happens When the Server Misses the Ball When Serving? Created: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      What happens when the server in table tennis misses the ball completely when attempting to serve?
    • How Thick Should Your Table Tennis Table Be? Is 19mm Really Thick Enough? Created: Thursday, December 04, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Is a 19mm table top thick enough for a top quality table tennis table?
    • What Lights Do You Need For Home Table Tennis Rooms? Created: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      What type of lights and how bright should they be for a good home table tennis room. Find out how to set up the lighting for your ping-pong games room." itemprop="descriptit3'" --> itemprop="descri...
    • Table Tennis - So You Want to Be a Ping-Pong Champion? Created: Friday, May 16, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      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...
    • Can You Put Your Free Hand on the Table? Created: Thursday, September 30, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      When can you put your free hand on the table (playing surface) in table tennis?
    • Yasaka Mark V Ping-Pong Rubber Review Created: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      An in depth review of Yasaka Mark V ping-pong rubber from your guide to Table Tennis / Ping-Pong, Greg Letts, including the advantages and disadvantages of this table tennis rubber."
    • Where Can I Find a List of My Local Table Tennis Tournaments? Created: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Want to compete at table tennis? Find out where you can play in local ping-pong tournaments.
    • Japanese / Korean Penhold Grip in Table Tennis/ Ping-Pong Created: Sunday, April 09, 2006 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Explanations and photographs of the table tennis/ping-pong Japanese/Korean penhold grip." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, November 14, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Want to increase your power in ping-pong? Find out the secrets of hitting harder in table tennis." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, September 12, 2007 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Does a player lose the point in ping-pong if he hits the net clamp with the ball before it goes over the net?
    • Alternative Footwork Training with Omar Assar and Jorgen Persson Created: Friday, June 27, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Here is a video of Omar Assar and Jorgen Persson training their footwork away from the table with a throwing and catching game.
    • Can My Serve Cut the Sideline in Table Tennis / Ping-Pong? Created: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      When serving in table tennis, is it legal for your serve to go off the sideline of your opponent's court? Or must the ball go over the endline of your opponent's court? Find out the answer here.
    • Table Tennis Playing Levels - What Level are You? Created: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      What are the differences in table tennis between beginners, intermediate and advanced players? What level do you fit into? Find out here!" itemprop="description" Monday, May 01, 2006 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Read the ITTF laws table tennis regarding the service and the return." itemprop="description"> Monday, June 23, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      What happens when a ping-pong player serves the ball with so much backspin that it comes back over the net by itself without being touched by the opponent? Who wins the point?
    • 4 Players to Watch in 2014/15 Created: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Marcos, aged 26, has been a steady climber on the ITTF ranking list over the last few years and I see no reason for this to stop!
    • Butterfly Amicus 3000 Table Tennis Robot Created: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      A comprehensive review of the features of the Butterfly Amicus 3000 table tennis robot. Includes discussion of the price, set up, the manual, ease of use, main controls and remote, ball return and ...
    • How To Choose Your First Table Tennis/ Ping-Pong Paddle Created: Saturday, April 08, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Ready to buy your first table tennis bat? Get information, advice and recommendations about what to look for in your first ping-pong paddle.
    • Butterfly Sriver Table Tennis Rubber Review Created: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      An in depth review of Butterfly Sriver table tennis rubber from the expert to Table Tennis / Ping-Pong, Greg Letts, including the advantages and disadvantages of this ping-pong rubber."
    • Learn to Play Table Tennis: Lessons for Beginner through Advanced Levels Created: Thursday, January 31, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Learn to play the Olympic sport of table tennis with these table tennis tutorials and how to's for ping-pong beginners and advanced table tennis players." itemprop="descrip='t3'" --> itemprop="desc...
    • How to Hit Harder Created: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Use training and advice from boxing coaches to add power to your table tennis strokes. There is a lot we can learn from boxing.
    • Everything You Wanted to Know About Table Tennis/Ping-Pong at the Olympic Games Created: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Want to know what's happening with table tennis at the Olympic Games? Looking for information about the Olympic sport of ping-pong? This is the place to start!
    • Reverse Penhold Backhand (RPB) Grip in Table Tennis/ Ping-Pong Created: Friday, April 28, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Explanations and photographs of the table tennnis/ping-pong reverse penhold backhand (rpb) grip.
    • Building a Ping-Pong Table - Playing Surface Material and Table Paint? Created: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
      What materials are used to build high quality ping-pong tables, and where can you buy table tennis table paint?
    • Can You Only Win a Point in Ping-Pong When You Are Serving? Created: Thursday, January 24, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
      Under the laws of table tennis, is the server the only one who can win a point and get it added to his score? Or can the receiver win a point as well?

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