Table Tennis Training Blog

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…

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.…