Table Tennis Training Blog

The Top Three…The Table Tennis Survey Results

I recently posed a question on Facebook to my thousands of table tennis friends. A grand total of sixty nine…

Touchless Table Tennis

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I don't know exactly how much help this will be to the larger table tennis clubs. I…

The Almost Essential Table Tennis Workers

Essential workers are usually thought of as people whose work protects public safety or property. In times of an emergency…

It Was Purely Physical?

I don't mean to be morbid, but I've recently been thinking about what I would like to be remembered for…

The World’s Smallest Table Tennis Club

Is Jon's Table Tennis Training actually the world's smallest table tennis club? It may be, but not necessarily. With two…

The Sticky Stuff

Having recently written a post about anti- spin rubber, it only makes sense to address the opposite end of the…

Where Medicine Stops

I wouldn't recommend taking medical adviseĀ from a table tennis blogger. In the hierarchy of writers we fall just below sitcom…

The Last Word On Anti Spin Rubber

There doesn't seem to be a lot of anti spin rubber being used these days. Maybe in some other corner…

Exploring the Tomahawk Serve

Perhaps you have no interest in developing a tomahawk serve. I know a few players who I play on a…

Back Off! – The Table Tennis Hokey Pokey

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This blog post is not about social distancing. I'm still doing some coaching, and keeping the length…

The Table Tennis Control Freak

There comes a time....There comes a time, when you just have to let go. Certainly, it's vitally important to keep…

Homespun Table Tennis Insights

Photo courtesy of Al Mcleod Every week I make a point to jot down some notes on ideas that might…

A Table Tennis Team Effort

What would you do if you could build a table tennis club from scratch? Let's say you had unlimited resources…

The Class of Clearwater – Sunrise Table Tennis

How did that tournament go? I'm getting that question a lot since I've returned from Florida. I won one and…

Walking and Chewing Gum in Table Tennis

What's one of the biggest challenges for developing table tennis players? Perhaps it's returning serves, developing a strong forehand loop,…

The Ping Pong Pecking Order

I take requests. I recently received a call from a friend and fellow table tennis player whom I had not…

For the Love of Table Tennis

A brand new table tennis center comes to Atlanta There's a brand new table tennis center in Atlanta. Technically it's…

Scheduling Peak Performances

Players don't enter tournaments expecting to play poorly, or do they? If your expectation is that you will play horribly,…

Building a Better Blocker

Blockers don't get much respect. Their game isn't real flashy. A lot of blockers are one dimensional, and their style…

Finding Table Tennis Equipment in Tokyo

Part 1 - Greetings from beautiful downtown Narashino. From where I sit, I'm only a quick bus ride and a…

Reaching 2000 in 2020

What would it mean to reach a USATT rating of 2000? A 2000 rating is a nice round number that…

Table Tennis, Actually

I could have taken up a different sport. At different times in my life I've played baseball, basketball, ran track,…

Growth and Development and Ping Pong

There have been plenty of articles written about the value of table tennis for adults, and particularly seniors. I've got…

The 500 Mile Tournament

Tired of playing the same old people? I know I am. Nothing against the metro Atlanta table tennis crowd, but…

The Student of Table Tennis

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