Ping-Pong or Table Tennis What's the difference ?-
Registered trademark for 'Game'
Played in Basements, Garages
casual social game
'low spin "dead' 'paddles' $5 to $50
cheap tables - unpredictable bounces, 1/2" thick top,$100-300
soft, slow shots
Stand and 'poke'
'natural' talent wins
hand & wrist oriented
Blue jeans and street shoes.
occasion casual fun.
Official Name for Olympic Sport
Played in Gyms, Clubs & arenas
Skilled athletic sport
High-Spin Sponge Rackets $60 to $100+
Pro tables - Consistent bounce 1" thick ~$600-1000
Fast, usually low shots 100mph
Run and stroke
learned skills and strategy wins
legs, whole body involved
shorts and tennis or TT shoes,
regular 'serious fun' & exercise
is FUN - BUT
TABLE TENNIS is Serious FUN<sm>!
Escape the basement - At a 'Real" Table Tennis <sm>Club:
- play on Pro tables with plenty of space and great lighting
- try a spiny racket - borrow or buy one
- Meet players of all levels with a common interest in improving your skills
- get friendly pointers or an inexpensive personal lesson
LEARN Pro-Style Table Tennis !-
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