Table Tennis Techniques

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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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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The backhand flick has become one of the most used shots in table tennis. I could be wrong but I believe Dimitrij Ovtcharov, is the main person who took this shot into the masses. Peter Kobel Peter Korbel was known for creating the Banana or Chiquita flick but Dima made the backhand flick a shot […]

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Don’t be Blind to the Importance of Vision in Table Tennis See, Respond, React. Steve Brunskill Steve Brunskill, is one of England’s best and most respected coaches. Stevie has spotted one element of table tennis often untrained. I am personally a stickler for marginal gains and often research into elements where it may give my […]

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How do we develop high-quality table tennis shots? First, we must understand the difference between perception and what is actually high-quality shots in table tennis! Perception versus reality: There was a time when I saw others put topspin or side-spin on the ball and making it bend in the air, it appeared to me as […]

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  How do we develop high-quality shots in Table Tennis? First, we must understand the difference between perception and what is actually high quality! Perception versus reality: There was a time when I saw others put topspin or side-spin and making the ball bend in the air (it appeared to me as the ultimate shot) […]

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For most, a table tennis forehand topspin is the stronger wing! But why? And how can we make our forehand even better? Why: Power comes from the ground and with an off square stance we can generate a power motion via force from the ground, given via our back leg to our front leg. The […]

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Table Tennis Grip and handle shape I was asked by an international player if I could provide my opinion and thoughts regarding table tennis grip and the handle shape? And does the grip or handle shape affect our backhand and forehand strokes? I’m not going to lie, I’m not an expert in equipment but I […]

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We are often told, that was a high-risk table tennis shot, or we tell ourselves that was a poor shot selection. After one or two high-risk shots our game instantly changes into: Reduction of power More spin less power Directing the ball towards the centre of the table for more safety Well, I agree with all […]

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I am constantly asked how do I improve my table tennis consistency? 3x Exercises that can help you develop your consistency 1. Multi-ball or TT Robot:  If you have a sparring partner who can do multi-ball (Multi-ball tutorial click here). This is a system that was introduced by the Chinese to increase consistency by hitting […]

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