Tip of the Day
Whole Body Shots
Players lose way too many points against lobbers. Here are a few tips.
The next time you are in a close match, and are worried about making mistakes, and so play safe to avoid any risky shots, consider this.
When flying to a tournament, carry your "irreplaceable" equipment with you – especially your racket and shoes, and perhaps your playing clothes.
If you are primarily a forehand attacker, many of your opponents will get used to you serving and looping from your backhand corner.
Dead blockers slow the ball down (throwing off your timing), and keep it shorter than you are used to.
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?