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Dog Eat Dog Table Tennis

I recently was told that someone had "officially quit table tennis." He had several reasons for making it official, and…

Semi Brilliant Thoughts From a Table Tennis Think Tank

As far as I know, there are no table tennis think tanks. There are no brain trusts that we can…

Reflections on Reflectoid

Gambler Reflectoid is great! Hmmm, not really great, but it's decent. Okay, it's not all that wonderful; then why do…

Lessons From One Billion Backhands

There may be some coaches that have some disagreement about what I'm about to share about the backhand stroke. Some…

To Boost Or Not To Boost …..

I would have thought that everything that could be said about boosting table tennis rubber has been said already. It…

Does Coaching Improve a Coach’s Playing Skills?

That's an excellent question, and one that does not have a simple answer. Last week I put in over forty…

Sizing Up Your Opponents and Assigning Estimated Ratings

There's a new table tennis club in town! That's something you don't hear too often, but I just learned that…

Self Discipline in the Table Tennis World

Discipline has gotten a bad name. A quick look at a dictionary definition will reveal that punishment is closely associated…

Half Truths in Table Tennis

The Kanji writing pictured on this shirt is a symbol for truth. At least I think it is. The t-shirt company…

Defending Your Table Tennis Serves

What makes a great serve? For a lot of players the answer is a variation of what once was used to…

Table Tennis Speed Trap or, Is Your Racket Too Fast?

If you read this blog very often you may have picked up on the idea that I'm partial to defensive…

Table Tennis and The Lifelong Athlete

More than any other blog post I've written, this one is borrowed heavily from one source. The book, Long Term…

Humbled By a 40mm Ball ….

This is one big, awesome, super, fantastic day, in the state of Georgia. Schools and businesses have closed. The streets…

Who Should Use Thin Sponge Rubber?

I'm not the first person to write about sponge thickness. I'm not necessarily more qualified to explain the differences between…

My Favorite Haitians/Table Tennis From Haiti

Every year when I have to register my training center with USATT I'm asked how many members I have. The…

Simplifying An Overly Complicated Game

What does it take to become a competent table tennis player? I don't necessarily mean an Olympian, or a professional,…

The Complete List of Table Tennis Resolutions for 2018

There is a real temptation to create a list of resolutions for people…