Table Tennis

How Important is Training Your Eyes for Table Tennis? Should you train your eyes for table tennis? Most of us are truly fortunate to have eyes that work but unfortunately, we often take our eyes for granted and in many cases neglect our vision. The same goes for our feet (they hold our bodies upright […]

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The Greatest Table Tennis Player of All Time Ma Long has become the greatest table tennis player of all time. I wrote a blog about a year ago comparing Ma to Jan Ove Waldner. Back then JO had my vote and honestly, Waldner will always be the greatest (for me personally). But in reality and […]

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We all love something or a few things but if you play table tennis from your heart, the game will change your life Why Table Tennis    Today I am with a very special group of international coaches and each day we spend together the more I realise why they coach. I could be wrong […]

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There are 3 table tennis characters and you fall into one of them! History of human survival Humans have evolved with a “fight or flight” response when facing danger or potential dangers. Our ability to flee or stand up and fight has helped our ancestors avoid or even defeat predators. There is another system we […]

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When I began playing all I knew was serve and bomb any ball that came my way. Many said you need to develop your table tennis short game and as a teenager, those wise words had no meaning to me. What is a short table tennis game? It’s what many find boring; short serves, short […]

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I believe table tennis rivalry whether it be; coaching, players, clubs etc. is and should be seen as a healthy form of development. Table Tennis Player As a player, one of the best ways to grow and develop yourself is by having a person or persons seen as rivals. Great examples of rivalry in sport […]

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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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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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