Table Tennis Debates

It’s always a joy to be present at the English National Championships Under 10’s 11’s 12’s and 13’s because you see tomorrow’s future champions. The Tournament This event was held at Wolverhampton at a lovely venue which has been used for Grand Prix’s and Junior British League. I feel the event was run a lot […]

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How Important is it to take a table tennis break? I read an article about Michael Phelps and to my amazement, he spoke about how he became the greatest swimmer of all time but overworking. He decided to do what others wouldn’t do and that meant training 7 days a week for 5 years without […]

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Did the English Senior Nationals have table tennis atmosphere? In short no! I must admit, there were huge developments from last year’s nationals. Credit is due when something has been upscaled because it’s easy to criticise from the sideline and as a business owner my self, it can be hurtful when others disrespect or criticise […]

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Table Tennis National Championships Another year since the last English Table Tennis Championships. Table Tennis Progress: It’s nice to see TTE taking people’s views and advice. They have introduced an open qualifiers event which enables anyone to qualify. I’m glad and happy this has been implemented but… I would like to see the national event […]

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Most people who play or have played know the basic rules in table tennis. If you don’t here’s a link for table tennis rules. Table tennis has and most likely will continue to evolve. Table tennis has evolved so much that many recreational table tennis or (ping pong) players abide by the older rules. Such […]

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I know it’s easy to say, table tennis belief can be developed. Before We Believe:   I think the biggest issue we all have is hearing, listening and doing what others do. I don’t like this saying but it’s so true “most are sheep” which often kills potential. We are the most privileged species on […]

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Wow, the table tennis culture in Belgium is so different. Playing table tennis in the Belgium League Nearly 20 years ago I played in Belgium at a club called Soka. The club had plenty of teams ranging from lower divisions through to the top division ‘Super Liga’. The Belgique super league has been famous for […]

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Are you a table tennis bad boy or girl? We all get angry or upset sometimes I don’t care who you are, you will have times when things don’t go your way and that inner demon pops out. You may scream or shout, you may throw your bat or kick the table or use verbal […]

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When I first started coaching 19 years ago, I was obsessed with having a good table tennis technique. I am not 100% as to why but I remember coaching my players and making sure they possessed solid technique on all strokes. Experience: I got plenty of good results producing many England players and thought I […]

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Table tennis evolution could possibly be greater than any other sport?! I don’t know for a fact if table tennis has evolved more than any other sport but it sure does feel like it. Table Tennis History Our game started with a wine bottle cork and some cigar boxes (primitive). Today table tennis uses more […]

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