Table Tennis Training Blog

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…

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…