table tennis tricks for beginners

Table Tennis Tips & Tricks for Beginners

Tips and Tricks

If you are new to table tennis and want to win the game with your family or at work. These are some tips and trips for you to quickly improve your table tennis skills. To win a table tennis match you can learn the table tennis serve tips, and how to read the spin on the ball.

Table Tennis Tips for Beginners

During my trip to the China with my Chinese friend, I have the occasion to discuss the fundamental of table tennis with some Chinese coach. Based on the advice of these Chinese coaches, this is the quick 5 Tips and Trick for beginners to win in Table Tennis:

  1. Use spin to control
  2. Mix up serves
  3. Return the service correctly
  4. Try to attack first
  5. Control the pace of the game

I will explain these tips. These general hints and tips are essential for new table tennis players. To become a good player in table tennis, you need to understand these principles: control the spin, the pace and the variation in table tennis. The difference between an intermediate casual player and the best player are techniques and timing of the strokes.

You should also learn the 10 fundamental techniques in table tennis.

1. Use spin to control

If you have spin in table tennis, you have everything. From the new level up to the professional level, high quality shot always have spin. You should always try to add more spin first, and then the speed comes later.

The new player always tries to hit hard, but don’t know how to impact spin in table tennis.

Tomokazu Harimoto (only 14 years old) but improved super fast. He trained with her father (Chinese coach)
Tomokazu Harimoto (only 14 years old) but improved super fast. He trained with her father (Chinese coach)

2. Mix up serves

You can win easily your colleagues just by using the fast deep serve, or some tricky sidespin serves. Remember: Table tennis shots always starts with a good serve.

You should serve deep serve to the elbow. This service is very effective because your opponent must quickly decide to play forehand or backhand.

3. Return the service correctly

In table tennis, if you can return all the service, your winning chance will increase dramatically. There is an old advice in China “Let the opponent gives you a free point”. If you can control, and deal with every ball, but your opponent can’t do it. You will win easily.

The new player tends to push a lot. Pushing allows the opponent to attack first and your chance to win decrease. So mix up the serve, flick the ball, loop or drive, or chop the ball. Make your return difficult to guess. Add variation to your game and correct the serve return mistake immediately.

Casual amateur player just repeat the same mistake again and again.

4. Try to attack first

Attack whenever you can. Attack all the long serve. You don’t need to attack very hard because by doing this, you will make the unforced error. Just attack and make the ball in the table. Slow loop, topspin, flick, or heavy spin push. All of these are considered as an aggressive attack move in table tennis.

5. Control the pace of the game

In table tennis, who controls the pace of the game will win. Table tennis is like a chess with a lightning speed. New players can’t get used to the tempo of the rallies. You can play some slow shots, and then fast shots, and mix it up. Mastering the tempo is like imposing the tactics to the opponent.

Changing the pace of the game also perturb the timing of the shots of the opponent. Let’s they make many errors than you. Let’s it! You will be the ping pong king in your family! Or the champion in your company!

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