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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Personal Table Tennis Development
Young Eli Dreaming of Becoming World Champion

Personal Table Tennis Development

Today I want to talk about personal table tennis develop. How and why you should develop your personal game. The Hook It all starts with some kind of trigger; you see a top table tennis player executing beautifully crafted shots, you hear the sound of the ball pinging from side to side, or you play a friend…

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Table Tennis Expectation
Does a Lose define us?

Table Tennis Expectation

We all put some kind of table tennis expectations upon ourselves. The key is how do we handle that pressure? Here’s a beautiful test I use with my players. I want you to close your eyes and think of a table tennis player. Use the first player that pops into your head, see them playing, look at…

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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 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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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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Table Tennis Discipline

Table Tennis Discipline makes a difference? I’m currently leading an Easter Table Tennis Training Camp in Malta. At the HiTT Academy in Valletta run by world-renowned TT coach Mario Genovese. The moment I stepped into the training hall, I instantly noticed something extra special! Let me paint the picture for you before I reveal what I felt…

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