How to Make a Simple Ping Pong Table from Sawhorses

Ping-pong, or table tennis, began in the late 1800s in Britain. It was typically played generally as an indoor game by wealthy gentlemen. The first ping-pong “net” was a row of books lined up on end across the table and the first ping-pong ball was a golf ball. Today, ping-pong is generally the same, exceptRead More

Fundamental Skills and Rules in Badminton

Badminton, like many sports, is played at many levels of skill and ability. The recreational version of this game is easy to learn. The rules are not complicated. Badminton does not even require a lot of equipment. With a few rackets, a shuttle and a net with supports, you are ready to go. Skills NeededRead More

Parts of a Table Tennis Racket

One of the main pieces of equipment needed to play table tennis is a racket, also referred to as a paddle or a bat. Rackets come premade and custom made. Advantages of premade rackets include lower cost and no assembly requirements. For custom rackets, the player has more options for the type of rubber used,Read More

How to Find Out My Tennis Skill Level

In the U.S., amateur tennis players follow the National Tennis Rating Program. This provides clear guidelines for all skill levels, ranging from beginner to advanced and even pro. The system was developed to ensure that players are evenly matched and competing against others of the same skill level. The NTRP rating system is used forRead More