Do you love to play ping pong with your friends but aren’t sure what to do in order to take that next step towards competitive table tennis? This is a very common occurrence among people who start to find a love for table tennis when playing recreational games, and start to want more competition to improve upon their game. What are the next steps to take to get yourself ready for competitive play?
One of the major differences between recreational ping pong and table tennis is the fundamentals. When playing recreational games with friends or family often is not too serious and lacks a lot of the basic fundamentals that come with competitive play. Without the correct fundamentals, one can go to a club or tournament and typically will not be as successful if they don’t know any of the basics of the game. Before entering into competitive play it is wise to research some of the best tips for starting to play competitive table tennis and practice these techniques to improve your skills as many of the people you will play against will have these same fundamentals instilled into their game naturally by now.
You may find yourself wondering where do I find competitive play? Look around your local area for clubs and organizations, as they will have a lot of the same people with the same passion for the game as you have. These people will also likely have a lot of great knowledge about the game to share with you and to help you in those areas you most need work in. You will also find what skill level you are at by matching up against better players than yourself so you are always challenging yourself to increase your playing level. So, remember to get out there today and test out your skills by finding a club or organization near you.
The Athletic Club has open play for table tennis the following times each week! Stop by and check it out today!
Tuesdays & Thurdays: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Saturdays: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sundays: 7:00 AM – 1:30 PM
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