I haven't started the training session, they were already on the "show us what you got" part when I jumped in. So, each one played and were corrected on what each was doing wrong. Here were some of the things the trainers taught us to properly play the game:
As to holding the ping pong racket.
- You should toss the ball when serving. One must throw the ball up at least 6 inches from the palm of the player's hand (16 cm. based on the web).
|My "not fully paid" racket.|
As to hitting the ball. Hit the ball in a way that it'll spin. Don't simply push or hit the ball flat on, whether in serving or retuning, at least give it a spin. Topspin which causes the ball to spin forward, chopping for reverse or backspin, and side spins. Added spins makes it tougher for your opponent to counter or return the ball.