Table Tennis Training Blog

The Reappearing T in Table Tennis

How specialized is your coach? I stumbled upon some information suggesting that in some parts of the world coaches don't…

You Had To Be There

There were only three teams competing in this year's Georgia Cup team tournament. I imagined that it would go pretty…

Mostly Messy Tournament Experiences

I'm frequently reminded of why I don't play in more tournaments. I recently played in a very well run tournament…

Junk Rubber Withdrawal Symptoms

Junk rubber! That's kind of offensive. But, that's what they call long pips, anti-spin, medium pips, and sometimes short pips.…

A Perfectly Great Tournament

The Athens Georgia Table Tennis Summer Open was a great tournament. Why, you may ask, was it so great? It…

A Different Hurricane

I have a slightly different way to read reviews of table tennis equipment. Bland comments, such as reliable, sturdy, or slightly…

The Players Perspective

Sometimes, it seems like we've forgotten what table tennis is supposed to be about. We need plenty of people on…

When Good Beats Great

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Just so I'm not misunderstood - Average players rarely beat great players. Good club players don't beat…

A Holiday From Holidays

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA At the risk of sounding like a grumpy old man, I'd like to get behind a movement…

One Size Fits All Table Tennis

I seem to have an issue with conventional wisdom. There's a lot of great table tennis coaching information; and most…

Tremendous, Terrific, Tournament Time

I've never been so excited about an upcoming tournament. Actually, I've never been so excited about two tournaments. Even though…

Taking Aim at the Georgia Games

In my last post I encouraged players to sign up for a tournament. My thinking was that your tournament experience…

Getting All Your Table Tennis Ducks In A Row

If there's one good thing about Monday mornings, it's that it feels like you get to make a fresh start.…

Germaphobes Anonymous

Germaphobia is no laughing matter. A real germaphobe suffers from an obsessive compulsive disorder, extreme anxiety, and fear of germs. They…

A Different Path to Better Serves

I've practiced serves for years. They have gotten better, but not as much as I would have hoped. When I…

Picking Up the Pieces of Public Ping Pong

You never know. I spent the pandemic anticipating an eventual return to playing at the Atlanta Table Tennis Center. If…

A Big Stack of Table Tennis Skills

For this post, I'm borrowing an idea from Scott Adams. Scott is the creator of the Dilbert cartoon strip. He…

All the Things We Don’t Know About Table Tennis

If you are reading this post and hoping to learn something, you've come to the right place. You could learn…

Table Tennis – Members Only??

May 1st! That's the date I'm shooting for. I was willing to drive one hundred miles to get my first…

A Practical Path to Table Tennis Improvement

I'm considering writing a table tennis book. I've already published a book on Amazon. If you want to read my initial…

The Table Tennis Writer

Lots of people play table tennis. Some people train for table tennis. A few people coach table tennis; and a…

THE OVERWHELMING SPEED OF TABLE TENNIS

Every player you encounter plays at a different speed. Players have a range of speed that they are relatively comfortable…

Thinking About Table Tennis

Well, it was a full week that I had to refrain from table tennis. I don't get sick often; but…

Table Tennis Restart

Even with my own private training studio, I'm starting to miss table tennis. I've probably been able to play more…

Impeaching Your Table Tennis Coach

I just recently became aware that it was possible to impeach someone who is no longer in office. Who knew?…