Most of us love outdoor games and recreation. Basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, you name it. But if you are interested in playing without having to go out of doors, then ping pong or table tennis is for you. It has the same basics with tennis but instead of playing in the court, you are playing it on a green table. The net is the boundary between you and your opponent. The aim of the game is to toss the ball towards the area of your opponent and it should touch down on his or her table and he or she has to hit it back to your side of the table to create a steady game. The score is up to 12. When a player fails to hit it and toss it back means a score to his or her opponent. If the ball hits the net, the player who tosses it towards the net losses his move.
A ball that hits the edge is considered foul. The game just goes on and on and the first player to score 12 or Love, a ping pong term, wins the game. As you play, you are unknowingly disciplining yourself, your hand most of all as you maneuver your strokes so that the ball stays inside the play area. Because in table tennis, the table has a limited space, you have to be extra alert on where your ball will land, thus disciplining your stroke and your strength as well.
Ping pong or table tennis is quite an enjoyable sport. Anyone can play the game. It is best when the weather prevents you from going outdoors. Why not take up ping pong and play it indoors? Whenever day to day stress seem too much to bear and you just want to loosen up, get up, grab that handy racket and head to your green table with someone for a healthy, relaxing game of ping pong.