Riley Draper

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Articles by Riley Draper

Table tennis match between Fang Bo (China) and Koki Niwa (Japan)

How To Play Against Choppers In Ping Pong

If you’re an active table tennis player, then chances are you’ve gone up against choppers in your time. These types of players can be quite...
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How To Keep Score In Ping Pong

If you’re playing ping pong at home or recreationally, chances are that you're not following official table tennis rules. It’s more likely that you’ve made...
Ping pong paddles and ball

Killerspin Jet 600 vs 800: What Are The Differences? 

If you’re someone who’s looking to get serious about ping pong, chances are you’ve been taking a look at Killerspin’s excellent Jet series of ping...
Using the right hand held forehand in Chinese style to hit orange table tennis ball

7 Best Penhold Grip Ping Pong Paddles In 2021

If you’re an intermediate ping pong player, chances are you’re trying to find out what paddle is right for you. There’s a lot that goes...
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7 Best Ping Pong Paddles For Beginners In 2021

Looking to get into the world of competitive ping pong? Well, obviously you’re going to need the appropriate gear to get started. And what could...
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Where Did Ping Pong Originate?

Did you know that the game now known as Ping Pong or Table Tennis was first called Whiff-Whaff? Other names followed, including Gossima, Ping Pong...
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Why is Ping Pong Good for Your Brain?

When someone suggests you get more exercise, you likely see yourself jogging, cycling or among all the other sweaty people in the gym. If so,...
sticky ping pong paddle

How to Make a Ping Pong Paddle Sticky

If you wondered why a ping pong player would want a sticky paddle, here’s why. A sticky paddle gives you a better grip on the...
The Forehand Flick

How to Spin a Ping Pong Ball

If you are an aspiring ping pong player, learning to confuse your opponent with trick shots can help you take the step from beginner to...
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How Are Ping Pong Balls Made?

You would be amazed to see how many processes are required for making a perfectly shaped, seamless ping pong ball fit for the best players...