Table Tennis: What's the Most Important Table Tennis Skill to Possess?
One skill in particular is the most important table tennis skill to possess.
For those of you who are new to table tennis, you may be looking for pointers on how to improve your table tennis skills. One of the most common questions beginners ask is “What’s the most important table tennis skill to have?" Well, while many think obtaining a certain spin on the ball is the most important skill when it comes to being a competent ping pong player, it actually isn’t. In fact, the most important table tennis skill is one that is quite obvious and one that most people actually know the answer to, but don’t realize it.
And the answer? Being able to consistently hit the ball on the table tennis table!
Yes, you read that correctly. Being able to consistently hit the ping pong ball on the table tennis table is the most important table tennis skill. Once you learn how to control the ping pong ball and make sure the ping pong ball remains on the table, the rest of the game becomes easy.
When learning the game of table tennis, it is important to have your paddle facing flat towards the table tennis table and in the direction in which you want the ping pong ball to go. Once you manage to do that, you simply want to hit the ping pong ball softly and straight. Often, many players just starting out hit the ping pong ball too hard, and as a result, the ping pong ball flies off the table tennis table. Learning to smoothly control your stroke while you are learning is an important building block of Ping Pong.
As with many things, we like to stress that the key to becoming a decent table tennis player is good technique, consistency, and repetition, and if you do those three things, you’ll be on your way to being a good table tennis player.
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- eTableTennis.com Staff