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    • Which Table Tennis Table Should I Buy? Created: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Are you planning to buy a table tennis table? Greg Letts, the About.com Table Tennis / Ping-Pong Guide, has some recommendations to help you choose the perfect ping-pong table.
    • Grip Types in Table Tennis/ Ping-Pong Created: Sunday, April 09, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A comprehensive list of grip types in table tennis/ ping-pong, with explanations and photographs." itemprop="description"> Saturday, April 08, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 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.
    • How to Build a Ping-Pong Table - Plans for Building Your Own Table Tennis Table Created: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Want to build your own ping-pong table, but not sure it is worth the hassle? Greg Letts, your About.com Guide to Table Tennis / Ping-Pong, investigates whether you can build a competition quality t...
    • Choosing Your Table Tennis Blade Created: Saturday, April 08, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Looking to play better table tennis? Get information, advice, and recommendations on how to choose the best table tennis blade for your style." itemprop="description" Monday, December 15, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
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    • Is Any Table Tennis Serve That Hits the Net and Goes Over the Net a Let Serve? Created: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      What happens when a table tennis serve hits the net and goes over, but doesn't hit the opponent's court?
    • Top Classic Table Tennis Blades Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The top ten classic table tennis blades, as recommended by the About.com Table Tennis/ Ping-Pong Forum. Find which ping-pong blades have stood the test of time, and why.
    • Top Mistakes Made by Table Tennis/ Ping-Pong Beginners Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      New to ping-pong? Find out about the most common ten mistakes made by table tennis beginners, and how to avoid them.
    • Important Table Tennis Rules for Ping-Pong Beginners Created: Thursday, April 06, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      A comprehensive list of the important basic table tennis rules for beginners, with full explanations. Learn which basic ping-pong rules you really need to know." itemprop="r="$zTP='t3'" --> itempro...
    • Traditional Chinese Penhold Grip in Table Tennis/ Ping-Pong Created: Sunday, April 09, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Explanation and photographs of the ping-pong traditional Chinese penhold grip, with a discussion of its advantages, disadvantages and variations." itemprop="description" itemprop="description"...
    • Top Top Table Tennis Shoes Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Here are our top ten favorite shoes as recommended by the About.com Table Tennis forum and your expert, Greg Letts.
    • A Brief History of Table Tennis/Ping-Pong Created: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      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...
    • Picking a Ping-Pong Table / Choosing a Table Tennis Table Created: Monday, May 29, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Advice and information about how to choose the right ping-pong table for you. Includes advice on mini ping-pong tables, outdoor table tennis tables, and table tennis table conversion tops."
    • Table Tennis Safety Tips - Avoiding Injuries in Ping-Pong Created: Monday, July 30, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014
      Stay safe while playing table tennis by following these simple tips for avoiding injuries while playing ping-pong.
    • Ping-Pong or Table Tennis? Which is Correct? Created: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014
      Is ping-pong the preferred phrase, or is table tennis the true term? Which is correct? Does it matter? About.com Table Tennis / Ping-Pong Guide Greg Letts investigates what's in a name.
    • Are Edge Balls Out of Bounds? Created: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012
      Are the edges of a table tennis table outside the boundaries of the playing surface?
    • Are Edge Balls Out of Bounds? Created: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012
      Are the edges of a table tennis table outside the boundaries of the playing surface?
    • Is it OK to be a Basement Ping-Pong Player? Created: Monday, November 23, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012
      Is it OK to be a basement ping-pong player, or should you be a serious table tennis competitor?
    • Is it OK to be a Basement Ping-Pong Player? Created: Monday, November 23, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012
      Is it OK to be a basement ping-pong player, or should you be a serious table tennis competitor?
    • The Story Behind Your Table Tennis Bat Created: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012
      What's the story behind your table tennis bat? Share your photos and tell us about the ping-pong paddle that you use.
    • The Story Behind Your Table Tennis Bat Created: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012
      What's the story behind your table tennis bat? Share your photos and tell us about the ping-pong paddle that you use.
    • Doing Things Differently in Table Tennis Created: Thursday, August 30, 2012 Updated: Thursday, August 30, 2012
      Is it a good idea to do things differently in table tennis?
    • Should Children Play with Long Pips or Antispin Rubbers? Created: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, August 29, 2012
      Should children be encouraged or discouraged from using long pips and antispin rubbers for table tennis?
    • Advice for Table Tennis Advisors and Coaches Created: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, August 28, 2012
      What advice should a coach give to his player during breaks in a table tennis match?
    • Newgy Pong-Pal - Review Created: Friday, August 24, 2012 Updated: Friday, August 24, 2012
      A review of the Newgy Pong-Pall ball pickup tool from Greg Letts, your Guide to Table Tennis / Ping-Pong.
    • Newgy Robo-Pong Table Tennis Robots - Reviews Created: Monday, April 30, 2012 Updated: Friday, August 24, 2012
      Reviews of the Newgy Robo-Pong 2050, 1040 and 540 table tennis robots, from Greg Letts, your Guide to Table Tennis / Ping-Pong.
    • Learn from Weaker Ping-Pong Players Created: Thursday, August 23, 2012 Updated: Thursday, August 23, 2012
      How to improve your own table tennis game by watching and learning from the mistakes weaker players make.
    • Defenders - Deceive or Die Created: Friday, August 17, 2012 Updated: Friday, August 17, 2012
      Why table tennis defenders must remember to use all the deceptive tricks they know in order to win.
    • Two Minute Tips for Table Tennis Created: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Updated: Friday, August 17, 2012
      Improve your ping-pong fast with these two minute tips for table tennis.
    • Table Tennis Rules Quiz Question 16 - Answer Created: Thursday, August 16, 2012 Updated: Thursday, August 16, 2012
      How well do you know the laws of table tennis? Find out with this ping-pong quiz.
    • 2012 London Olympics Thoughts - Week 1 Created: Thursday, August 02, 2012 Updated: Thursday, August 02, 2012
      Some thoughts on the first week of table tennis at the 2012 London Olympics

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