Table tennis is an easy game to learn how to play. It's also an easy game to get involved with because you don't have to be very fit and there isn't a lot of specialized equipment needed. You can even purchase a very affordable table tennis table for in almost any home since they can be folded. So, the only things that you really need are some skill, practice and a few tips too.
Make sure that you wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing so that you can be agile and move around freely. You will also want to tuck in your shirt so that it doesn't get caught on the table during the game.
Practice your serve, even if you have to do it alone. You will want to have a lot of variation here, aiming at different areas o the table, keeping your ball low and adding some slice and spin to your serve. While this may sound difficult, after some practice your serve will benefit you greatly.
Usually the aggressive player will win, so don't err on the side of caution. You need to mix up your shots.
Use Your Forehand
Once you master the forehand shot, add some topspin to it and you will have a quick, powerful shot.
You don't ever want to get so excited that you don't think about what you are doing. This may cause you to send the ball into orbit. While this is something so easy to do that even an experienced player could do it, this is definitely not going to help your game any. Instead, whenever you see a shot that will be an easy point for you, make sure that you take a breath and pick a spot, not just an area, on the table where you want the ball to go. This spot should be as small as possible and you should try your very best to hit that spot directly. Whenever you do this, two things will happen. First of all you will be forced to concentrate and to slow down some. Secondly, you will find that your accuracy will actually improve a lot. Even though you may not hit this spot dead on, with some practice you will come very close to doing so and thus be able to put that point away instead of missing it. In doing so you will be showing your opponent that you can put away these types of shots, which, in turn, will command respect from them.
While this is a simple tip, it will save your life. Whenever you are in the middle of a point and you are forced off of the table, try adding more topspin to your return, lobbing it back as deeply as possible. This will not only give you more time to get back into position but it will also make it tougher on your opponent.
Faking Out Your Opponent
Stop trying to fake your opponent out with your serve because experienced players cannot be faked out easily. Instead, concentrate on using your serve to set up the best shot possible for yourself based upon your strengths. Then do your best to keep your opponent off balance.