If you want impress others with your great air hockey skills, then you
need to learn the techniques and tips that work. The most important
thing to remember, that just like any sport or game, practice makes
perfect and you can't become an excellent air hockey
Even though some people may disagree, air hockey
is a sport and just like any sport, a player needs to have the proper
form to win the game. Most beginners will not hold the mallet correctly
when playing air hockey. The mallet should be grasped behind the knob
and not over the top of it. This hold gives the player more control and
also more agility in their wrist. This allows for faster movements that
are more accurate which is rather important to winning the game.
When you are defense, you to be aware of where the puck is at all
times. Never take your eyes off the puck. To best protect your goal,
keep the mallet approximately a foot away from the front of the goal.
This gives you the best defense against most of the shots in air hockey
as you can react quicker with this position.
The secret to shooting when you are on offense is to have control of
the puck. Many times players get excited and too into the game and they
try shooting without having control of the puck. You may get lucky
every once in awhile and score a goal, but if you want to be a great
hockey player you need to show control of the puck. This helps you to
determine what the best shot is instead of just randomly shooting at
There are a couple of other tips to keep in mind when attempting to score in air hockey
First, the best shots are usually aimed at the corners of the air
hockey table. If you can get the puck back by the corners, most of the
time, the puck will get into the goal for a score.
Secondly, you need to shoot the puck hard and get speed on it. The
whole point is to get the puck past your opponent and into the goal,
which requires speed. Along with this, try to avoid hitting the rails
of the air hockey table too many times when trying to score. Bank shots
are good shots to have, but hitting the rails too many times slows down
the momentum of the puck, making it easier on the defense to stop the