Table Tennis Training Blog

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…

Table Tennis Lightweights

At some point it's good to look at some complimentary exercises beyond table tennis training. Trying a new sport keeps…

Table Tennis Rhythm

Rhythm synonyms ~ beat ~ cadence ~ tempo ~ time ~ pace ~ pulse ~ pattern ~ flow ~ accent …

The Really, Really, Flexible Blade

I recently stumbled on to a very interesting blade. I don't really know if it's a great blade. It hasn't…

Around The World of Table Tennis

You'll have to forgive me if this post is full of generalizations, inconsistencies, and generally uninformed opinions. I've noticed that…

Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Playing Doubles

The very first thing you need to know is that your rallies will rarely look like the ones in this…

Trends in Table Tennis

Trend - 1.a general direction in which something is developing or changing  2. a fashion  If you start googling trends…

Signs of Spirituality in Table Tennis

Spirituality may refer to almost any kind of  meaningful activity, especially a "search for the sacred." - Wikipedia There are…

Table Tennis! What’s the Point?

Right. You hit the ball. I hit the ball. You hit it again. I miss the ball. That's a point.…

Fundamentally Friendly Table Tennis

Saturday was a great day of table tennis in Lawrenceville Georgia. Nobody won any trophies. There were only six players…

Surveying USATT

USATT sent me a survey. I love surveys. I've taken a number of employee satisfaction surveys, and always take full…

Peaks, Streaks, and Table Tennis Geeks

It's time to cover three different subjects that have little in common other than the fact that they are about…

October Skill of the Month ???

The skill for September was serving. Several players made some changes to how they approach serves. Some needed to stay…

Microsecond Multitasking in Table Tennis, and Other Things You Can Do in Less Than a Second

Twenty five miles per hour....That's not very fast. Professional baseball pitchers can throw four times faster. A really well hit…

Table Tennis Euphoria

Euphoria - a feeling of intense excitement or happiness synonyms - elation, ecstasy, delight, glee, excitement, jubilation Don't underestimate the…

Table Tennis Equipment Whac-a-Mole

It all began with a innocent thought. "This paddle is too slow." Since I really like the rubber, the only…

September Table Tennis Skill of the Month

August was the first month of emphasizing a particular skill at Jon's Table Tennis Training. There are some definite things…

Cosmic Table Tennis

If a table tennis ball was traveling directly towards the middle of the opponents side, at the speed of light,…

Feeding the TABLE TENNIS MONSTER

What if everything you believed about table tennis wasn't true? A recent study reveals that table tennis is anything but…

Can Engineers Play Table Tennis?

en·gi·neer·ing noun the branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building, and use of engines, machines, and structures.…

Embracing Routine Shots

Why are we spending hours doing forehands and backhands? Why would players engage in games where the only shots that…

Table Tennis Skill of the Month

Some players come to training purely for exercise. They've heard that table tennis is supposed to be good for you,…

Truth, Justice, The American Way, ….. and Table Tennis

Table tennis is my outlet to the world. I've never been to Nigeria, but I know several Nigerian table tennis…

Taking a Closer Look at Spin

It's probably possible to be a successful table tennis player without completely understanding spin. You may not need to understand…

Learning From A Tough Night of Table Tennis

We've all experienced it. You show up for a tournament or league night with high expectations. Then at some point,…