You purchased a table tennis table. Whenever you have your friends over, you can't wait to show it off. Make sure your skills are up to par. What good is it to have a nice table to show off if you don't have the skills to match. Whether you're new to table tennis or you call yourself a pro in training, here are some tips to help you up your game.

Invest In Your Own Racket

If you want to ramp up your game, invest in your own racket. In some cases, a table tennis set might come with a standard racket, but you don't always want to use these rackets. You can play better when you have a racket that feels good as the more uncomfortable the racket, the more challenged your game.

For example, the handle-grip of rackets come designed in many different materials, including plastic, metal and rubber. While one option isn't necessarily better than the other, one option might feel better for you than another. Play around with different rackets until you find the right one for you.  

Put Your Whole Body Into It

Sure, table tennis might not be as involved as traditional tennis, but don't think this is an excuse not to put your whole body into the game. Believe it or not, the force from your shoulders and even your hips is what can propel the ball forward, forcibly.

If your issue is that you don't have any power in your strokes, the fact that you're not moving your body could be to blame. While you don't have to jolt yourself forward like you would on the court, you do want to transfer your body weight forward and move your entire body.

Keep Your Eyes On Your Opponent

Spend less time looking at your racket and the net and spend more time focusing on your opponent. The more time you spend looking at your opponent's racket, the faster you can predict what move they are going to make and ultimately, the faster you can react, which is key to being successful.

Your movements are natural so you don't need to stare at yourself to see what you're doing. Keep your eyes on your opponent so that you can quickly predict their next move and react accordingly.

Make sure you're doing your part to enhance your skills. With these tips, you will be well on your way. Contact a company like TT Racket for more info about equipment and accessories you may need.