Many players have difficulty generating great speed on their regular smashes (i.e. off a relatively low ball, not a lob, which uses a different stroke).
2013 World Cadet Challenge. Image courtesy of ITTF.
You've already read the headlines out of the Zen-Noh 2014 World Team Table Tennis Championships, and i'm not planning to repeat them; it's not that kind of recap. This one is a little more first-person.
You’re out of position, and your about to do a backhand chop to stay in the point.
Many players enjoy playing from away from the table, and some (especially defensive players) base their game on this. However, for most players, you want to stay close to the table whenever possible.
US Olympian Timothy Wang at the 2013 ITTF North American Championships.
Women's Olympic Coach "Doru" shares some great ideas to improve your game!
Image courtesy of Richard Xue.
Sara Haines checks out Spin, a unique nightlife venue in New York City for table tennis enthusiasts.
This is what happens when you never give up!