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The Athletic Club

of Overland Park
12 Nov 2015

Kansas City Table Tennis at TAC!

Looking for a place to play Kansas city table tennis? Look no further! The Athletic Club of Overland Park offers open play various times throughout the week!

Kansas City table tennis is a popular sport! Table tennis is played with either two or four players who hit a ball back and forth. They do this on a table specific to the sport, separated by a net.  A player tries to hit the ball so it lands on his/her opponent’s half of the table. Those are the basics but do you want to get a leg up on the competition? Check out some of the tips below provided by Newgy and you could be playing Kansas City table tennis in no time!

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  • Determine what spin is on the ball- Based on the way an opponent hits the ball, you will be able to determine what type of spin will be on the ball.
  • Hit based on spin type- Once you’ve determined the spin type, let this determine the way you angle your racket.
  • Stay in a position of readiness- This will help you be prepared no matter which direction the ball comes from.
  • Prepare your strokes- Practice your strokes over and over until they become automatic reflexes that do not require thought.
  • Use your racket only- Rackets are different and can feel differently so using your own will help you to become accustomed to it’s unique feel.
  • Practice often- Join a club (table tennis) or just find others to play with to help you practice and expand your skills.

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Come play table tennis at The Athletic Club today! We have reserved open-play on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays! You can also schedule an individual game outside of those times!