It’s often difficult to judge how much spin you are putting on the ball when you practice serves. Without this feedback, it’s not easy to improve your serves. So try this find a large, carpeted room, and practice serving there!
Between points, think about what you want to do, especially at the start of the rally what serve to use, what type of receives.
If your shoes aren’t grippy enough, you slide when you play, and so can’t move properly.
Many players use the forehand "pendulum" serve. It’s the most popular serve in table tennis.
Whoops, you're down a game and this one's going badly, too. How do you stop the bleeding in time -- assuming this is an opponent you might expect to beat?
The key to deception on the backhand serve is the elbow.
When stepping around the backhand corner to play a forehand (usually a loop or smash), many players don’t get their back foot around enough.
Key places to land the ball to win your next match!
The situation: Your best shot is missing, and you are losing because of this. Should you keep using it, or abandon it?
At the highest levels, the most common return of a short serve is a short push, even against a sidespin serve. At the lower levels, most players just push them deep, giving opponents the chance to loop.
No two players play alike, and this applies to those with the Seemiller grip as well.
Many players practice for many months, not playing in any tournaments until they feel they are completely ready. They then enter a tournament … and flop.
There’s nothing an experienced and tactical player likes better than facing a player with big shots but little else. On the other hand, there’s little more scary than an opponent with big shots and ball control to set the big shots up and withstand opponent’s attacks.
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).