Table Tennis Training Blog

The Little Lunch Nutrition Plan for Serious Table Tennis Players

I know. Just what the world needs....another article about losing that unwanted belly fat, or getting your body ready for…

Clubbing in Atlanta

Atlanta has a reputation. I've lived here most of my life so I don't always see Atlanta the same way…

The Table Tennis Underground

One of my students recently confirmed a training session by stating that he would arrive at 11am at the "Carriage…

Dealing With Frequent Table Tennis Frustration

Frustration - the feeling of being upset or annoyed, especially because of the inability to change or achieve something¬† Yep,…

Recommending a Racket

I came across this picture on a poster at my local Publix grocery store. To the rest of the world…

Table Tennis Body Types

Until recently I never really thought about any particular body type in regards to table tennis. I know that I've…

The Reemergence of the Pips Forehand

Mattias Falck made it to the finals in the World Table Tennis Championships. Falck uses short pips on his forehand.…

Playing Offense With Better Defense

Are you an offensive or a defensive player? It's widely accepted that if you play a defensive game you'll have…

The Real Value of Table Tennis

What's your first response to what table tennis means to you? It's fun. It's good exercise. It's an awesome sport.…

Would You Like To See Your Balance?

Sometimes, just like your bank balance, your table tennis balance might not be as positive as you thought. There have…

Dangerously Fast Table Tennis

When you first start playing table tennis, it seems as if all your opponents hit faster shots than you. They…

Forcing Forehands and Believing in Backhands

Every player has their own particular strengths and weaknesses. For some, the forehand is the much stronger shot. For others,…

Gambling on Gambler Equipment

Let's face it. Any purchase you make is a gamble. Buying table tennis equipment can be particularly risky. Some new…

Finding Your Table Tennis Identity

Finding your identity in table tennis is more than developing a style. If people can't remember your name, but refer…

Is There a Table Tennis Offseason? Should There Be?

Well, it's time to fold up the tables for three months. Time to put away my racket. I'll be ready…

The Academy Awards of Table Tennis

It's always nice when somebody famous visits a table tennis club. I've been present for at least three visits from…

A Tale of Three Tournaments

Most avid table tennis players have already seen these videos. Most avid players won't mind taking a second look at…

Paddle Du Jour

Happy Valentines Day! Let's talk about polygamy. While it is illegal in the United States, that's not the case worldwide.…

Creativity in Table Tennis

How creative is your game? Are your shots predictable? Are they always the same speed? Do you always loop crosscourt?…

Extrospection in Table Tennis

Hmmm.... I've heard of introspection, but not extrospection. This little used, but lengthy word, is essential to playing advanced table…

Beyond Stereotypes

Every now and then a lightning bolt of an idea strikes. This one came by hearing one word. The word…

Serendipitous Table Tennis

If serendipity is a chance occurrence in a happy or beneficial way, table tennis appears to be a very serendipitous…

Signing Off On A Table Tennis Report Card

It's entirely possible that we are not getting enough honest feedback about our progress in the world of table tennis.…

Time For A Table Tennis Tune-up

Well, 2019 is here and it's time to make some table tennis resolutions. I'm always willing to make a few…

Dusting Off Perspective For 2019

For the last two years I've proposed a word to retire. My attempts to reduce the use of the words…