If you would like to learn how to play ping pong, you have come to the right place. Ping pong is a very fun sport in which two players on opposite sides of a table hit a tiny plastic ball back and forth over a net, until one player either misses the ping pong ball, or otherwise messes up a shot.
First, you need a ping pong table. You can go to your local recreation center or to the home of a person who has a ping pong table, or you can buy your own. If you intend to purchase your own, be ready to fork out a good amount of money.
When playing ping pong, you need three other things: two ping pong paddles -one for you, and one for your opponent - and a ping pong ball, which you can purchase at your local sporting goods store in packs of four or six.
Ping pong is a sport that is very similar to tennis. You hit the ping pong ball back and forth until one player makes a mistake. When one player makes a mistake, the other player receives a point; the first player to reach 21 points wins the game.
To start the game, one player has to serve. This means, one player hits the ping pong ball to the other player to start off the point. The player who serves first will serve for the first five points, and then switch to the other player, who serves for the next five points, and so on.
There are many ways in which you can receive points in ping pong. One is to hit the ball to the other player in such a way that she misses the ball with her paddle. Another way you can receive a point while playing ping pong is if your opponent hits the ball to you but the ball does not hit the table. The last way you can receive points in ping pong is if your opponent hits the ball into the net.
In most ping pong games, players usually go by the win by two rule. This means if the score is 20-20, and one player scores, making the score 21-20, the winning player has to score again to win by two.