Getting Started With Table Tennis

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I guess you all know that I like to stay in shape and I also like to try new things. So I recently went for a fantastic sport which is perfect for this like no other. I'm talking about table tennis. Without a doubt, this is one of the fastest sports in the world! It is pretty impressive. If you have ever seen a tournament match of two world class players you know exactly what I mean.

The Benefits

Table tennis is a beautiful, challenging, intelligent and fast sport. It is suitable especially for beginners in general, because it is very easy to learn and the risks of injuries are really low. And it is a lot of fun, too. These are the reasons why this sport is also very popular. Everybody can play it. From small kids to pensioners.

Table Tennis Gear

Table tennis is beneficial for you entire body. It is an intense sport which trains a lot of you body's muscles like shoulders, arms, legs, calves and even the abdomen. If you play regularly it will increase and improve your strength, reaction and endurance. It is also an excellent exercise for your cardiovascular system.

The Racket

Another advantage of table tennis is, you don't need fancy and expensive equipment to begin with. You can start off with some basic and cheap table tennis rackets. I bought mine off the great for sales website There are also plenty of good deals and bargains on table tennis sets available. Additionally you should buy a small bag for your racket as well.

Table Tennis Racket

If you play more and more, you may want to get a better racket. You actually can assemble one yourself. It consist of two parts: the wooden base with the handle, which is called wood and the actual rubber. On more word about it. There is no perfect or ideal table tennis racket. Your have to find out yourself what material suits your personal game and style. And this involves a lot on playing and trying.

The Table

The next thing you want to buy is a proper table tennis table. The model you should pick depends on you possibilities on where you can set it up. If you have a garden and you mainly want to play outside, you have to consider a special outdoor table. They are made of concrete and the surface has a special coating to withstand different weather conditions such as sun, rain, snow and even hail. But in any case, you are better off to cover it up if you don't use it.

Table Tennis Table

If you just play inside, then an indoor table is fine, though. But be careful if you want to put that in your basement. Just check the conditions first. If it is too wet or the variation in temperature is too high (summer, winter), also the indoor table can take damage. Thus, under these circumstances, it is advisable too buy an outdoor table as well.

There is absolutely no need to buy a new one. I found a great source to buy a second hand table tennis table is the website for classified adds They sell used table tennis tables at very good prices.

So that is it for today. I highly encourage you to give this amazing game a try! It is so much fun. If you want to dive deeper, check out the website of the International Table Tennis Federation They have plenty of very useful information available on their site. But you may like more action. So why you don't take a look at skateboarding or even paintball.

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