Advantages and Disadvantages of Playing Table Tennis (An In-Depth Look)

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Whether you prefer to play singles or doubles, table tennis (which is also referred to as ping pong) is a fast-paced, highly competitive sport. Like all sports, it has its pros and cons. The pros include improvements in heart health, muscle function, and brain cognition while the cons include the possibility of blisters and that … Read more

Why Are Table Tennis Paddles Black and Red?

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Beginner players always ask me, “Why are table tennis paddles black and red?”  The answer is really simple: it’s one of the official laws set by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). Why did they come up with this rule? And can each color impact your strokes? That’s what I’ll explain in this article.  What … Read more

Is Table Tennis Bad for Knees? It Depends. Here’s How

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Table tennis is a fairly safe sport, especially when compared to things like football, tennis, running, cycling, etc. However, injuries can still happen, particularly when participating in international competitions that push you way beyond your limits.  Is table tennis bad for knees? Not necessarily. You’re more likely to injure your ankles or elbows than your … Read more

How Can Table Tennis Improve Mental Health?

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Did you know that table tennis is the world’s number one brain sport? Yes, it actually tickles our brains more than chess, puzzles, crosswords, and other brain-intensive games.  In this article, I gathered a bunch of interesting studies that investigate how table tennis improves mental health. But don’t worry, I made sure to exclude most … Read more

Who Invented Table Tennis? And Where Did It Originate?

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Whenever we mention table tennis, China is, deservedly, the first country that pops to mind. Chinese players have gathered more than 85% of the total gold Olympic medals, which forces people to think that they’re the ones who invented the game.  In reality, table tennis was conceptualized in England by David Foster in 1890. The … Read more

Table Tennis Equipment: The Ultimate Guide

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Table tennis is one of the most widely known sports. It’s enjoyed both professionally and as a hobby. One reason why it’s so popular is its versatility. Compared to other sports, table tennis requires a minimal playing area. So, you can play it anywhere, at any time. You can play it with two players or … Read more