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The Student of Table Tennis

How long do you think it will take me to be a ______ rated player? You can fill in the…

MIA Table Tennis (The Two Ingredients To Grow Table Tennis)

I regret to inform my loyal readers, good friends, and web surfers, that thousands, perhaps millions of table tennis players…

The Significant Special Sounds of Table Tennis

I come from a long line of ancestors who have "moderate to severe" hearing loss. I learned early, that to…

Unraveling a Five Way Tie

There was no way to know when I arrived that I would be part of a rare event in table…

Finding Your Points In the Table Tennis Lost and Found

I may have to get a lost and found box. Right now I am in possession of a pretty nice…

The Business of Table Tennis

"It's all politics." I'm not sure who was the first person to utter these words. I do recall being amused…

Winning the Warm-up

Let's be clear. Nobody wins the warm-up. If you are hitting winners before the match starts, you're not really warming…

Table Tennis Coach May Have Lied About Links to Ukraine

Investigations are well underway into allegations that a prominent table tennis coach may have lied about the nationality of one…

Taming the Tennis Player

Introducing tennis players to table tennis strokes How do you spot a gifted tennis player if they are playing ping…

Fashion Trends in Table Tennis

An interview with Jean Phillipe Boucle Jon Today I'm honored to have as my special guest, Jean Phillipe Boucle. Jean…

Table Tennis Reflexes – Your Hidden Superpower

Reflexes work because sensory neurons bring sensory info almost directly to motor neurons in a specific area of the spinal…

Getting an Edge With Short Pips

No. I'm not talking about the ball hitting the edge of the table. Although, if you can really place your…

Coaching a Will to Win

Again I saw that under the sun the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong…

Table Tennis Consistency or Creativity? The Right Recipe for Success

You've probably already figured out that you need some of both. It's not an either/or question. It is a how…

Why Table Tennis Players Are Terrible Tippers

It's true. Table tennis players are the worst tippers in the world. It's not that they don't tip at all.…

Almost Anti – Almost Useless….But Not Quite

If only..... If only it was possible. Wouldn't it be great to be able to hit a ball that would…

Table Tennis Information Overload / The Final Countdown

If you're trying to improve your game, sometimes it's a good idea to simplify your approach. Try not to get…

Underestimating Underspin

The fifth Table Tennis in Diaspora tournament has come and gone. It looks like it was a great tournament. I…

Visualizing a Better Ball

URGENT NEWS FLASH - For absolutely no apparent reason the ITTF will begin allowing one side of your paddle to…

Little Details – Big Results

I have been drafted. I'm not going into the military, although I am being drafted by a former army officer.…

Prioritizing Your Table Tennis Time

So, you've got fifty hours a week to train. Oh! You don't have fifty hours. You have five hours, on…

Time for Tactics

As often happens when I am debating what to write each week, several events converge to point me towards a…

Breaking Down the Samsonov Serve

There are certain players that I really enjoy watching. I'm particularly drawn to players that I feel I can learn…

A Tendency to Twiddle

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I'm not sure how big an audience there is for a post on table tennis twiddling. We…

Reading the Game

I am standing where the ball comes. That's why I don't have to move. I can read the game. -…