Next time that you are discussing ping pong with a recreational player, ask him the following question, “If the table tennis table is five feet wide, why is the Olympic-size court thirty-five feet wide?” …he probably won’t have an answer.
Most recreational player hit the corners, but can’t hit the ball any wider. By using spin and contacting the side of the ball on a push or loop, you can easily develop a wide shot. If you add some sidespin to your shot, you can make it go even wider.
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