If you want to select a game to play in your free time and you don’t know what to choose, then maybe you will like the idea of playing table tennis. The first thing you need to know about this sport is that it has similar rules to the standard tennis game. It is also termed as “ping-pong” and it involves two players or two pairs of players to play the game. The table tennis rules refer to some basic rules and regulations that need to be equally respected by both tennis players, respectively teams.

You should know that table tennis could be a very entertaining activity both for you and your kids. It also represents a great pastime and, unlike other sports in which various injuries can happen to players, this sport lowers the chances for you or your kids to get hurt, especially if you take into account wearing appropriate training gear and sneakers.

Table tennis rules involve the players’ use of appropriate table tennis rackets. Usually, these rackets are wooden made and they are also covered with rubber, either on the two sides or only on one side. A thing you need to know is that the rackets are colored differently on the two-sides, depending on the rubber they use. As a general rule, you should find out that the table tennis rackets use red and black colors to separate the two sides. You should know that another rule of table tennis states that the players can inspect each other rackets, before the game starts, in order to understand what kind of returns they can expect. This game needs a hard fabric table to play on as well. The table or playing surface needs to be divided in two sections. Basically, it features a net assembly in the middle, in order to separate the sides of playing.

The table tennis rules state that every game should start with flipping a coin in order to decide which player starts the game. The player entitled to open the game needs to perform a correct service in order not to lose points. Apart from the initial serve, table tennis players need to let the ball bounce on their side for one time only, before sending it to the opponent. The players also need to return the ball on the opponent side each time the ball hits their side of the table. If a player fails to return the ball on the opponent side, then the opponent gains a point. If the ball goes out of the playing bounds or hits the net assembly and returns to the player side, then the points go to the opponents as well.