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Have you guys ever played table tennis b4, if not why not give it a go.

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Quite an underrated fun game that helps keeps you fit without being ridiculously tiring and injury inducing . Surprised it isn't more popular over here these days and wonder why that is?. So come on… Read More
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2m, 2w agoPosted 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Quite an underrated fun game that helps keeps you fit without being ridiculously tiring and injury inducing . Surprised it
isn't more popular over here these days and wonder why that is?. So come on get your bats out and get down to your local sports centre or even your local school sports hall maybe (evenings) where you can usually find they will loan you basic bats and a ball or 2, It's quite inexpensive as well which will appeal to peeps on this site. There might even be a small club of fellow enthusiast near you that play once or twice in the week, usually if you dig about you'll prob find there's a few leagues about in your area if you're the competitive type and wish to advance your game.

Looking to buy a half decent bat, know you can prob get away with spending 15 - 20 quid for a fairly decent novice bat but if you know of a good bat that's worth spending a little more or another tenner on pls let us know.

Just thought i'd better mention it. Try to buy one that is ittf approved if you can (will state it on the rubbers) otherwise
you will find leagues will reject it as it doesn't comply with the regs...
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2m, 2w agoPosted 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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The cats were too good for me :(
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2bd7cKujk1r9z0ano1_500.gif

and the pigeons (_;)
https://media.giphy.com/media/hzs4g1x7g8iWc/giphy.gif

Edited By: thewongwing101 on Apr 07, 2017 21:14: pigeons
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thewongwing101
The cats were too good for me :(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2bd7cKujk1r9z0ano1_500.gif
and the pigeons (_;)https://media.giphy.com/media/hzs4g1x7g8iWc/giphy.gif

You can use your hands Wongy

http://p.fod4.com/p/media/b0da420661/aNADsPGR3CxswruZXX7A_p8.gif
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mm I have suddenly remembered I have a life after all

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#1
It's good that local parks are now starting to have table tennis tables. Sadly they end up vandalised.
#3
I see a lot of tables in the parks in France but Ive never seen anyone play despite the French being keen on their sports.
1 Like #4
g8spur
It's good that local parks are now starting to have table tennis tables. Sadly they end up vandalised.
Yes that's a problem with the mentality of some people sadly. Difficult to have anything nice these days.
1 Like #5
I used to play when I was a kid in the social club, I was pretty good and won a few tournaments but nothing compared to the pro's. I wouldn't spend too much on a bat, we used fairly cheap ones (not the poundland tat you see these days).
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The cats were too good for me :(
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2bd7cKujk1r9z0ano1_500.gif

and the pigeons (_;)
https://media.giphy.com/media/hzs4g1x7g8iWc/giphy.gif

Edited By: thewongwing101 on Apr 07, 2017 21:14: pigeons
1 Like #7
splatsplatsplat
I used to play when I was a kid in the social club, I was pretty good and won a few tournaments but nothing compared to the pro's. I wouldn't spend too much on a bat, we used fairly cheap ones (not the poundland tat you see these days).
Remember the old pimpled bats lol. Used to drive my ol man nuts practicing on the dinning table against the wall. Now i know why our neighbour hated us X)
3 Likes #8
Maybe some people bat for the other side X)
2 Likes #9
summerof76
Maybe some people bat for the other side X)
I know a good trick with a ping pong ball that granny showed me oO
6 Likes #10
thewongwing101
The cats were too good for me :(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2bd7cKujk1r9z0ano1_500.gif
and the pigeons (_;)https://media.giphy.com/media/hzs4g1x7g8iWc/giphy.gif

You can use your hands Wongy

http://p.fod4.com/p/media/b0da420661/aNADsPGR3CxswruZXX7A_p8.gif
3 Likes #11
CookinBat
summerof76
Maybe some people bat for the other side X)
I know a good trick with a ping pong ball that granny showed me oO
Is it on you tube X)
2 Likes #12
Chanchi32
thewongwing101
The cats were too good for me :(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2bd7cKujk1r9z0ano1_500.gif
and the pigeons (_;)https://media.giphy.com/media/hzs4g1x7g8iWc/giphy.gif
You can use your hands Wongyhttp://p.fod4.com/p/media/b0da420661/aNADsPGR3CxswruZXX7A_p8.gif
No need to be mean
all I wanted was a box on chocolates
http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view5/3968004/forrest-ping-pong-o.gif
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If you cant find anyone to play with heres the solution
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/QOYr52UIttg/hqdefault.jpg
1 Like #15
X) just like The Matrix :{
5 Likes #16
mm I have suddenly remembered I have a life after all
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CookinBat
summerof76
Maybe some people bat for the other side X)
I know a good trick with a ping pong ball that granny showed me oO

Summer showed it your granny.
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I used to play to a reasonable (local league) standard for years. I was going to recommend the Butterfly Tackiness rubbers that I used for about 20 years, until I saw the price now oO At around £30 each, they're about twice what I used to pay for them :| Maybe it's because they have historical value now X)
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deeky
CookinBat
summerof76
Maybe some people bat for the other side X)
I know a good trick with a ping pong ball that granny showed me oO
Summer showed it your granny.
Boom boom ;)
banned#20
Yep

Forget the dining table
#21
This one looks ok, comes with a case too. Has got some fairly good reviews.
Your text here
https://images-eu.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61PQQeCJJ%2BL._SL1136_.jpg
1 Like #22
CookinBat
This one looks ok, comes with a case too. Has got some fairly good reviews.Your text herehttps://images-eu.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61PQQeCJJ%2BL._SL1136_.jpg

For a novice, control and then spin are the most important ratings. Even a bat with a low speed rating will be plenty fast enough for normal play. Then the better you get the faster the bat you can get. If you get one too fast to start with you could struggle to control it.
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deeky
CookinBat
This one looks ok, comes with a case too. Has got some fairly good reviews.Your text herehttps://images-eu.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61PQQeCJJ%2BL._SL1136_.jpg
For a novice, control and then spin are the most important ratings. Even a bat with a low speed rating will be plenty fast enough for normal play. Then the better you get the faster the bat you can get. If you get one too fast to start with you could struggle to control it.
Yup good advice deeky. It's tempting to get carried away and splash out on a quality competition standard bat as they're still relatively cheap imo but like you say they wont suit a relative novice's ability and style, and will likely put you off the game.
#26
I know nothing
http://www.pingengland.co.uk/nottingham/
http://www.nottinghampost.com/city-batty-ping-pong-project/story-21464348-detail/story.html
http://www.nottinghampost.com/nottingham-coped-having-ping-pong-tables-city/story-22055628-detail/story.html
http://www.pingengland.co.uk/nottingham/gallery/main/940x500_Nottingham1.jpg

Cough, cough pant, cough
The only balls that get any movement these days are the ones when I go downstairs naked ;)
No it's not a great sight (you won't be able to get that image and delete it like on your computer)
But in hot summer it's refreshing;):p
#27
archer1204
If you cant find anyone to play with heres the solution https://i.ytimg.com/vi/QOYr52UIttg/hqdefault.jpg
is this low quality gif working for anyone else?
#28
philphil61
I know nothinghttp://www.pingengland.co.uk/nottingham/http://www.nottinghampost.com/city-batty-ping-pong-project/story-21464348-detail/story.htmlhttp://www.nottinghampost.com/nottingham-coped-having-ping-pong-tables-city/story-22055628-detail/story.htmlhttp://www.pingengland.co.uk/nottingham/gallery/main/940x500_Nottingham1.jpg
Cough, cough pant, cough
The only balls that get any movement these days are the ones when I go downstairs naked ;)
No it's not a great sight (you won't be able to get that image and delete it like on your computer)But in hot summer it's refreshing;):p
I walked round and round that building a couple of weeks ago looking for that tourist information centre. I swear it wasn't there. That's what you get for letting your son choose the destination for a day trip.

Edited By: psychobitchfromhell on Apr 08, 2017 09:37
#29
psychobitchfromhell
philphil61
I know nothinghttp://www.pingengland.co.uk/nottingham/http://www.nottinghampost.com/city-batty-ping-pong-project/story-21464348-detail/story.htmlhttp://www.nottinghampost.com/nottingham-coped-having-ping-pong-tables-city/story-22055628-detail/story.htmlhttp://www.pingengland.co.uk/nottingham/gallery/main/940x500_Nottingham1.jpg
Cough, cough pant, cough
The only balls that get any movement these days are the ones when I go downstairs naked ;)
No it's not a great sight (you won't be able to get that image and delete it like on your computer)But in hot summer it's refreshing;):p
I walked round and round that building a couple of weeks ago looking for that tourist information centre. I swear it wasn't there. That's what you get for letting your son choose the destination for a day trip.
If only you knew how to use a mobile phone roflmao
(there's plenty of signs about the TIO)
or
You could of popped into any of the shops and asked ;)
Us Nottingham people don't bite (except after nightfall (insert audio howl))
or
You could of asked on HUKD as there's plenty of members from Nottingham ;)

roflmao

Just an after thought
Why didn't you call EMAS (East Midlands Ambulance Service) on 999?
X):D:p

Edited By: philphil61 on Apr 08, 2017 10:10
#30
philphil61
psychobitchfromhell
philphil61
I know nothinghttp://www.pingengland.co.uk/nottingham/http://www.nottinghampost.com/city-batty-ping-pong-project/story-21464348-detail/story.htmlhttp://www.nottinghampost.com/nottingham-coped-having-ping-pong-tables-city/story-22055628-detail/story.htmlhttp://www.pingengland.co.uk/nottingham/gallery/main/940x500_Nottingham1.jpg
Cough, cough pant, cough
The only balls that get any movement these days are the ones when I go downstairs naked ;)
No it's not a great sight (you won't be able to get that image and delete it like on your computer)But in hot summer it's refreshing;):p
I walked round and round that building a couple of weeks ago looking for that tourist information centre. I swear it wasn't there. That's what you get for letting your son choose the destination for a day trip.
If only you knew how to use a mobile phone roflmao
(there's plenty of signs about the TIO)
or
You could of popped into any of the shops and asked ;)
Us Nottingham people don't bite (except after nightfall (insert audio howl))
or
You could of asked on HUKD as there's plenty of members from Nottingham ;)
roflmao
I followed the signs. Just went round and round and round. I even looked on the you are here boards. TIO has cloak of invisibility. Shame really because there is plenty of stuff to look at. I was pleasantly surprised. Only ever seen it from a train window before
2 Likes #31
Got a full sized table in our living room... nipper wanted it for xmas last year. Had hours of fun with it!

A friend of mine has developed a great score keeping app if anyone is interested - http://www.tivitapp.com

Works really well!
#32
YouDontWantToKnow
Yep
Forget the dining table

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 Likes #33
miikeyblue
Got a full sized table in our living room... nipper wanted it for xmas last year. Had hours of fun with it!
A friend of mine has developed a great score keeping app if anyone is interested - http://www.tivitapp.com
Works really well!
When I was a wee lad we used to put kitchen table up against the kitchen wall and have lots of fun
Now the kids will be playing it on their tablets only.

I do remember buying a few cheap ping pong balls and splitting them into little pieces then wrapping the pieces in kitchen foil then lighting them - makes a lovely smokey stink bomb (if my memory serves me well)
4 Likes #35
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYz73W_dufc&t=6s

Edited By: sweeten16 on Apr 08, 2017 19:33
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philphil61
miikeyblue
Got a full sized table in our living room... nipper wanted it for xmas last year. Had hours of fun with it!
A friend of mine has developed a great score keeping app if anyone is interested - http://www.tivitapp.com
Works really well!
When I was a wee lad we used to put kitchen table up against the kitchen wall and have lots of fun
Now the kids will be playing it on their tablets only.
Hmm, that would be tablet tennis phil :)
miles136
mm I have suddenly remembered I have a life after all
Easy to forget i suppose :p Can we assume you're not the sporty type m8?
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deeky
CookinBat
summerof76
Maybe some people bat for the other side X)
I know a good trick with a ping pong ball that granny showed me oO
Summer showed it your granny.
She did wear an eye patch strangely and always wondered how it happened? Now we know :3
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You wonder how he manages to be so accurate using them thingies
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Judging by the amount of PM's I have had, secretly begging to know which bat I bought in the end
thought I'd better put you all out your misery. Went for the Palio Expert 2 ttb with case. Although a tenner more than I'd planned to spend on one it was highly recommended by some tt coaches online as
a fairly decent novice paddle.
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81AwVBp%2BeIL._SL1500_.jpg

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