Table Tennis Rules

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 as celluloid…

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Table Tennis Culture in Belgium

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 many years…

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Table Tennis – People’s Voice
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Table Tennis – People’s Voice

I went to the Junior British League event, last weekend and listened to people’s voices. We all have a voice: The beauty of going to an event as a freeman it enables you to view an event from all angles. You have time to observe players, coaches and spectators. Most importantly you have time to speak to officials,…

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Table Tennis Foundations (Featuring Timo Boll)

Building table tennis foundations are one aspect of the game, few are willing to focus on in today's modern society. We live in an instant gratification bubble, (surrounded by layers of protection and technology creating a virtual world). After watching the European table tennis championships this weekend. I quickly realised why Timo Boll is the most successful…

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How Important is a Table Tennis Rally?

Have you ever asked yourself, how important is a table tennis rally? We all love having a long table tennis rally and of course, winning the big rallies is like an injection of adrenaline. Table Tennis Rallies An average table tennis rally is between 4-5 strokes and each stroke is played from 0.2 to 0.5 of a second,…

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How Important Are Parents in Table Tennis?

It’s a very difficult question to answer, how important are parents in table tennis, or as a sporting parent in general? Personal experience: Many know by now from previous blogs my story. A single parent and a single child, but did my circumstances enable or disable me? My mum was very supportive in terms of giving me…

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Table Tennis, When You’re Aged 17-21 Years
England Table Tennis Youth

Table Tennis, When You’re Aged 17-21 Years

Table Tennis seems to target two age categories, youth and senior (Vetts) players. Junior Table Tennis (8-18yrs) At a young age, there is lots of coaching and plenty of systems in place catering for juniors; - Private and group coaching - Breakfast, lunch and after school clubs (some schools). A good number of schools have both in…

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Comfortable With The Uncomfortable – Secret Table Tennis

As a single child with a single parent, I had no choice but to be comfortable with the uncomfortable. I didn't know at the time that it would be my secret table tennis success. Many days and nights I would roam the streets in our local neighbourhood/area. Aged four it all began, my father left and my…

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