China’s Table Tennis Dominance at the World Championships 2018

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 our sport…

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China’s Table Tennis Coach
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China’s Table Tennis Coach

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 their coaches.…

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World Table Tennis Team Championships 2018

Table Tennis History Less than 20 years ago, the World Table Tennis  Championships would include, Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles and a Team event, all on the same occasion! Today the team event is a separate entity and I wholeheartedly agree. I remember going to Manchester 1997 to watch the event where I witnessed Waldner get destroyed by…

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Learn from the Best Table Tennis Coaches

This Weekend, I was privileged to work with some of the best table tennis coaches in Europe! how makes these coaches some of the best table tennis coaches in Europe? Mario Genovese - From Malta, Mario's record as a coach and player is extraordinary producing top-class players with very limited resources and facilities in Malta. Mario is a current world…

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Table Tennis Footwork
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Table Tennis Footwork

Table Tennis Footwork, it feels like table tennis has been stereotyped against footwork. Everyone plays ping pong but not everyone plays table tennis!   When I tell people 'I play Table Tennis' I often get two replies: 1. "I used to play when I was younger" while waving their hand in the air ("basically your a ping pong player"). I reply,…

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Can China’s Table Tennis Team Be Beaten?
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Can China’s Table Tennis Team Be Beaten?

CAN CHINA'S TABLE TENNIS TEAM BE BEATEN? One of England’s best young table tennis coaches says they can, and believes he has the recipe for success. Every time I tell people that I'm a table tennis coach and former top player, their response is invariably this: 'The Chinese are the best. Can you beat the Chinese?'  …

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