Table Tennis Match Play

How Important is a short touch in modern table tennis? Short Touch In today’s modern, (high-level table tennis matches) the short touch is far less seen compared to high-level matches back in the ’90s. This is mainly because of the modern backhand flick which enables a player to impart an offensive stroke on near enough […]

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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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As a teenager my table tennis confidence was huge. I believed I could beat anyone and if you beat me I would shake your hand and say “I’ll beat you next time”. One thing can change everything:   I lost my confidence aged 18 after my coach in France told me I would never achieve […]

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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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A table tennis tactic which is thought of is actually irrelevant if you’re unable to execute it. Having a tool is useless if you don’t know how to use it: When developing players I always do my best to explain my methods. This gives them the ability to execute their leanings at particular game scenario’s. […]

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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 […]

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Table tennis is one of the most dynamic sports on the planet requiring three key game elements: Table tennis speed, spin, power, who wins? If you had to prioritise the three elements, which would be your top choice? Let’s discuss all three, then I’ll place my personal order and leave you to ponder.   SPIN […]

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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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How important is table tennis match play? It’s a hard question to answer, some can perform naturally under pressure and other need to experience pressured situations consistently. Personal Experience: I played Senior British League once again this weekend and it was my second occasion this season. Unfortunately, my coaching schedule has moved up a level […]

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How important is table tennis match play? from personal experience, I played Senior British League once again this weekend. Unfortunately, my coaching schedule has gone up a level in terms of commitment and I have limited time to focus on my personal game. Furthermore, I struggle to keep my past fitness routines and this has […]

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