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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China’s table tennis coach is considered to be the best coach in the world. This is subjective but currently from an outside perspective, when you coach the best players in the world that’s the perception. Respect your coach: Back in the late 90’s, I idolised top players but I had an even greater respect for […]

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Players often ask me how can I improve my table tennis game? The simple answer I enjoy giving “hire me as your coach” lol. Improve your table tennis game at least 10% in the next 30 days, then follow these 3 simple steps. Record your training drills and match play, you will quickly notice things […]

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