Table Tennis China

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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Two huge losses for Lin Gaoyuang what will this mean? The World Table Tennis Cup is currently being played and Lin Gaoyuang, has suffered his second loss from a winning position! Lin, played in both the World Championship and World Cup this year and on both occasion’s he was leading vs Xu Xin and Timo […]

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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”). […]

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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 […]

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