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5 Things to Know About Table Tennis Before You Take The Plunge

Table tennis is a great way to have fun with your family and friends. It’s also a great way to exercise and improve your health. But before you take the plunge and buy a table tennis table, you should know a few things.

One of the most popular sports in the world is table tennis. It is played by millions of people every day. Anyone can play it because you only need a paddle and a ball. Most people play at home, but it can also be played in clubs or courts.

Table tennis originated in England in 1875 and was initially called "Whiff-Waff" or "Ping Pang." It became popular between World War I and World War II, when it was played by troops in Europe during their free time to keep them occupied.

The first official rules were written down in 1926, but they weren't widely used until 1947 when they were accepted as an Olympic sport at the XVII Olympiad in London, England, where Hungary won its first gold medal.

Here are five things to know about table tennis before you take the plunge:

1.    You Don’t Need Much Space For Table Tennis

If you want to play table tennis at home, you don’t need much space. A table tennis table only takes up 4 feet by 4 feet, so it won’t take up much room in your house or apartment if you have limited space for games and activities like this one. If you want something bigger, just get two tables and set them up next to each other to make it larger!

2.    You Can Play With Yourself

You might think that playing table tennis alone won’t be much fun, but it can be if you have the right equipment. For example, you can get an electronic table tennis robot that will play against you on its own. These are great for people who want to practice their skills and get better at playing without having anyone else around to play with them!

3.    It's A Great Way To Stay Fit

Table tennis is a fast-paced sport that gets your heart rate going and helps you improve your overall health. You can burn anywhere from 300-500 calories an hour while playing, depending on how much energy you put into it! In addition to burning calories, table tennis can improve your agility, coordination skills, and hand-eye coordination. It's also very easy on the joints because there’s no impact involved, like in other sports like basketball or soccer, where players have to run constantly on hard surfaces.

4.    You Can Play Anytime!

Unlike most other sports where you need special equipment (such as baseball bats or footballs), all you need is a table tennis racket and balls, which are inexpensive and easy to find at any sporting goods store. Most people have access to an indoor or outdoor table tennis court, so if there isn't any nearby, it's easy to build one yourself (see below). Table tennis is a fun and exciting sport that people of all ages can play! You can play many table tennis games, from singles and doubles competitions to team tournaments, or just have fun with friends.

5.    Table Tennis Is Easy To Learn

Table tennis is easy to learn because there aren't many rules and regulations — just how long you can hit the ball with your paddle before it touches the ground or goes out of bounds. If you want to start playing quickly, consider buying a set that includes everything you need right away without having to buy anything else later on down the road, like paddles, balls, and nets.


There you have it! We hope this article has helped you take table tennis more seriously and get a better idea of how easy it is to get started playing. If you're a beginner, just remember that anyone can play table tennis. The sooner you start playing, the sooner you'll be improving your game.

Beth Norris

Beth Norris has years of experience working with top cosmetic and skincare brands for years  which reflects in her blogs which are packed with beauty and skincare tips. She has amassed a big following over the years, who wait for her content anxiously.