I walked into Natanya’s (Israel) Table Tennis Club and observed initially. Personally, I find it fascinating watching how players start a table tennis training session. I have been coming to this club for the past 22 years (I attend the club while on my personal family visits). I have been popping into the club once […]

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Table Tennis England has revealed their player selection for the European Youth Table Tennis Championships. Making selections for such events can be and is often an extremely difficult task. Full Table Tennis Squad: TTE, have yet again not selected a full squad and it has caused an uproar on social media. Many expressed their disappointments […]

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I am a great believer in table tennis diplomacy and Diplomacy as a whole. Many years ago a great event occurred called Ping-Pong Diplomacy, In short, it’s about how China opened their gates to America (click on the link to read about it). A month ago the table tennis world witnessed history once again but this time, I call it […]

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Table Tennis Discipline makes a difference? I’m currently leading an Easter Table Tennis Training Camp in Malta. At the HiTT Academy in Valletta run by world-renowned TT coach Mario Genovese. The moment I stepped into the training hall, I instantly noticed something extra special! Let me paint the picture for you before I reveal what […]

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  For the first time in possibly 20 years, I did not watch or follow the English Table Tennis National Championships! I sneaked a peak on some highlights from Saturday with Craig Bryant vs Alim and 1 or 2 other games but that was enough for me. I felt so ashamed and disassociated seeing the […]

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Have you ever thought about how you can win a table tennis point? Each table tennis point is evidently different and no player plays the same way! But there are three different ways we approach a point or match. Play not to lose:  I believe we all start playing with a winning mentality, we want […]

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Life has changed more over the last 20 years than it has in the last 2000 years due to technology. But has table tennis culture evolved? Often I look at life and reflect and ponder, is change a good thing? In my opinion, YES! We have a limited amount of time on earth and without […]

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Have you had that feeling; when you play out of your skin and you seem to do no wrong? Or you beat someone you’ve never beaten before or you have just won a tournament? That feeling of joy which is why we play sports. And that joy is why table tennis is a sport, not […]

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I was asked by a student this week, can Table Tennis be a popular sport in England? Sporting Ignorance: I must admit it disappoints me when people think something just is! Rather than something has been created and moulded into what it has actually become. Can table tennis be a popular sport in England? well, […]

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China’s table tennis dominance continues as they took both men and women’s team titles the weekend. I watched most of the event with many thrilling matches, but I chose not to watch the final (I knew the outcome prior to the occasion). The issue for Table Tennis:  Knowing the outcome is a big problem for […]

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