Riley Draper

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Articles by Riley Draper

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How to Clean Your Ping Pong Paddle 

We all love table tennis paddles that are clean and responsive. It really feels good to hit strong, accurate shots all over the table. But...
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The History of Ping Pong (Timeline)

The history of table tennis began in 19th century England. It was in 1885 when some of the earliest equipment started being made during the...
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How to Practice Ping Pong by Yourself

If you generally think of table tennis as a two-person game, you are certainly not wrong. Most of the time, you will be playing against...
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How to Serve Like a Ping Pong Pro

Have you ever seen professional table tennis players serving? It is amazing how much speed and spin they can get on their serves, and these...
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How to Make a Ping Pong Table (10 DIY Ideas)

Like a lot of things in life, a ping pong table is something that can be bought for a lot of money at a department...
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How to Play Ping Pong (Beginner’s Guide)

If you are looking into learning a lot more about the game of ping pong (also called table tennis), there are a few things you...
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Beer Pong Rules – How to Play the Party Game

If you have ever wondered how to play beer pong, then you have come to the right place. You might have seen the game on...
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How to Grip a Ping Pong Paddle Like an Olympian

Have you ever watched the exciting table tennis matches in the Olympic Games? How about any games in the ITTF World Table Tennis Championship organized...
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Ping Pong Table Dimensions (Official Sizes)

If you are thinking about getting into the game of ping pong, the main thing you will need is a table. Like pool tables, you’ll...