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Updated Articles and Resources

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    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: 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
    • Quick Tip: 3 Common Faults in Table Tennis Video Created: Thursday, August 02, 2012 Updated: Thursday, August 02, 2012
      If you're just starting out playing table tennis, it's important to know the rules so that you don't cost yourself any points. This About.com video will teach you three of the most common faults in...
    • Greg's Table Tennis Blog - July 2012 Created: Monday, July 30, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
      About.com Guide Greg Letts' personal ping-pong blog, discussing his table tennis progress in July 2012.
    • Don't Hit the Ball Back Created: Friday, July 20, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
      In table tennis, it's a bad idea to hit the ball back - straight back to your opponent, that is!
    • DHS T1223 Table Tennis Table - Review Created: Friday, July 13, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
      A review of the DHS T1223 table tennis table, by your Guide to Table Tennis / Ping-pong, Greg Letts.
    • DHS P104 Table Tennis Net - Review Created: Friday, July 20, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
      A review of the DHS P104 table tennis net, by Greg Letts, your Guide to Table Tennis / Ping-Pong.
    • To Know Your Enemy, Become Your Enemy in Table Tennis Created: Monday, July 30, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
      How copying your opponent's style of play now and then can help you defeat your opponent more often in table tennis.

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