1. Practice Consistently:
2. Become an Expert in the Basics:
3. Vary Your Serves While Serving:
4. Eyes should be on the movement of the ball, not on the opponent:
5. Possibly attack their serves:
6. Heavy Backspin:
7. Employ Different Heights:
8. Keep Your Moves Short, Unless Necessary:
9. Aim for Low Returns:
10. Keep Calm and Remain Patient:
11. Trick Your Opponent:
12. Try to Hit with Your Whole Body:
13. Speed up at the Last Moment:
This works best when you’re about to topspin the ball when it already has a backspin. Start by relaxing your hand, keeping it low near your knee. Move your paddle in a motion of upward and just bring an ashtonishing climax at the last part; accelerate quickly and stop right there. Imagine how you would use a whip, it’s the same concept. The paddle will affect the ball at a readily heavy speed and that, therefore, will simply lift the ball over the net.
14. Work on Your Footwork:
15. Move Forward:
Basic FAQs of Ping Pong Game:
Generally, a ping-pong game is played until one of the players score 11 points or if the difference between the points is two after the score was tied (10:10). It used to be played until 21 when the rules changed in 2001 by the ITTF.
It’s usually a best of any odd number of games; specifically, 3, 5, 7. however, most people play five games.
Each player gets two serves, and it keeps alternating until one of the players scores 11 points, except when there is a deuce (10:10). Only then each player gets one serve, and it keeps alternating until one of the players get a two-point lead.
If you’re playing singles, you just need to strike the ball so that it passes over the net and rests on your opponent’s half of the table. In the case of doubles, the ball needs to hit the right field of your opponent’s half.
If you are the one who’s serving, you will need to place yourself behind the end line of the ping pong table, and the ball needs to be visible and above the table surface. The receiver can stand wherever they feel comfortable. So, it’s perfectly alright to serve them from outside the sideline of the table, given that the ball remains behind the end line at the start of the serve. It has not been that of a popular move because it puts the server out of place for the rest of the rally.
If you touch the table surface with free hands (the one with which you are not holding the paddle) during a rally, your opponent gets awarded a point automatically. This is also relevant if you move the table with anything you are carrying or wearing during the rally.
Simply put, you should never hit the ball if it didn’t touch your side of the table. This shot is usually known as “obstruction” or valley, and it’s a complete illegal shot in ping pong.
Just to break it down more and make it easier for you to remember, let’s put it this way: you’re not to strike the ball while it’s on its way to the table. If you obstruct the way of the ball (whether with your paddle or any part of your body), your opponent automatically wins the point.
Whereas, if you hit the ball after it had already crossed the end line of the table, you’ll be awarded the point since your opponent could not make the ball hit your side of the at first. In any way, you shouldn’t do this altogether and, in that way, you wouldn’t hit the ball.