Table Tennis Training Blog

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. -…

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…