USA Table Tennis
presented by JOOLA Tables:
Fast, Quick Motions Disguise a No-Spin Serve
Courtesy of Larry Hodges
Tip of the Day - Whole Body Shots
Larry Hodges Feb. 10, 2014
Many players stroke with too much arm, with little body rotation. This greatly limits the power they can generate.
Tip of the Day - Fast, Quick Motions Disguise a No-Spin Serve
Larry Hodges Feb. 09, 2014
Many players learn to put decent spin on their serves. However, when faced with disguising this spin, they have great difficulty.
Tip of the Day - Rally Down Faster & Quicker Players
Larry Hodges Dec. 30, 2013
When faced with a faster or quicker opponent, many players try to match them in speed, and end up losing because of too many unforced errors...
Tip of the Day - Learn to Adjust to the Shot
Larry Hodges Dec. 29, 2013
Many players do the same shot over and over against varying incoming balls, whether they are ready for the shot or not...
Tip of the Day - Hidden Serves? Who Needs Them???!!!
Larry Hodges Dec. 28, 2013
Forget about the virtues of now-illegal hidden serves. Think about the advantages of letting your opponent see contact when you serve!
Tip of the Day - Practice with the Tournament Ball
JOOLA USA Dec. 27, 2013
At every tournament, there are players who complain that the tournament ball isn’t the one they practice with.
Tip of the Day - Don’t Let Up!
Larry Hodges Dec. 26, 2013
One of the most common upsets occurs when a player wins the first game very easily and then loses the match. There is such a thing as "second game blues," where you win the first so easily you have difficulty playing all-out in the second game.
Tip of the Day - Examine Your Opponent’s Racket, But Don’t Complain About It!
Larry Hodges Dec. 25, 2013
Before a match starts, you are allowed to examine your opponent’s racket. Some of your opponents will use surfaces that you might not be used to playing, such as long or short pips, or anti-spin.
Tip of the Day - Coming Back or Beating Stronger Players
Larry Hodges Dec. 24, 2013
Suppose you are well behind in the first game. Your only way of winning that game is if you play very well, and your opponent plays poorly. Therefore, assume this is true, and play your tactics accordingly!
Tip of the Day - A Trick to Beat a Tricky Pusher
Larry Hodges Dec. 23, 2013
Some players have very accurate pushes, and will push very wide to your backhand over and over – until they see you stepping around, or even hedging that way.