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

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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It's good that local parks are now starting to have table tennis tables. Sadly they end up vandalised.

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.

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g8spur

It's good that local parks are now starting to have table tennis tables. … 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.

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).

The cats were too good for me
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and the pigeons (_;)
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Edited by: "Wongy110" 7th Apr

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splatsplatsplat

I used to play when I was a kid in the social club, I was pretty good and … 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)

Maybe some people bat for the other side X)

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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

thewongwing101

The cats were too good for me :(and the pigeons (_;)



You can use your hands Wongy

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CookinBat

I know a good trick with a ping pong ball that granny showed me oO


Is it on you tube X)

Chanchi32

You can use your hands Wongy


No need to be mean
all I wanted was a box on chocolates
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If you cant find anyone to play with heres the solution
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summerof76

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfdQY0A3n0o:)


X) just like The Matrix

mm I have suddenly remembered I have a life after all

CookinBat

I know a good trick with a ping pong ball that granny showed me oO



Summer showed it your granny.

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)

deeky

Summer showed it your granny.


Boom boom

Banned

Yep

Forget the dining table

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This one looks ok, comes with a case too. Has got some fairly good reviews.
Your text here
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CookinBat

This one looks ok, comes with a case too. Has got some fairly good … This one looks ok, comes with a case too. Has got some fairly good reviews.Your text here



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

For a novice, control and then spin are the most important ratings. Even … 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.

I know nothing
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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

archer1204

If you cant find anyone to play with heres the solution


is this low quality gif working for anyone else?

philphil61

I know … 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.htmlCough, cough pant, coughThe 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" 8th Apr

psychobitchfromhell

I walked round and round that building a couple of weeks ago looking for … 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)
Edited by: "philphil61" 8th Apr

philphil61

If only you knew how to use a mobile phone roflmao (there's plenty of … If only you knew how to use a mobile phone roflmao (there's plenty of signs about the TIO)orYou could of popped into any of the shops and asked ;)Us Nottingham people don't bite (except after nightfall (insert audio howl))orYou 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

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 - tivitapp.com

Works really well!

YouDontWantToKnow

Yep Forget the dining table



!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

miikeyblue

Got a full sized table in our living room... nipper wanted it for xmas … 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.comWorks 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)

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miikeyblue

Got a full sized table in our living room... nipper wanted it for xmas … 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.comWorks really well!

miles136

mm I have suddenly remembered I have a life after all


Hmm, that would be tablet tennis phil

Easy to forget i suppose Can we assume you're not the sporty type m8?

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Thats amazing to watch

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deeky

Summer showed it your granny.


She did wear an eye patch strangely and always wondered how it happened? Now we know

summerof76

Thats amazing to watch



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.
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