Tip of the Day
Whole Body Shots
What could be more impressive than beating your non-table tennis friends and relatives very badly in table tennis? Beating them with ordinary household objects?
To play table tennis effectively, you need to have a calm, clear mind. How often have you actually played a tournament where you entered every match with a calm, clear mind?
A tall player’s forehand and backhand shots are farther apart than a short player’s. So he is weaker in the middle area, where he has to decide whether to hit a forehand or backhand.
Conventional wisdom is usually correct that’s why it’s conventional. The problem is that if everyone follows conventional wisdom, opponents get used to it, and so become strong against what should give them trouble.
There is nothing more infuriating than losing to a patient chopper who lets you beat yourself with your own errors.
Let’s start out by realizing that if your opponent is using hardbat, and you are using sponge, you have an advantage. If it weren’t so, most players would be using hardbat!
If you look at top players, you might notice a slight skewing in sizes there tend to be more tall or short players then the average population. Why is this? Here’s a theory, and a suggestion that might help your game.
No matter what your level is, at some point you’ve had to go up against some up-and-coming junior player.
At the higher levels, short pushing becomes more and more important as a way to stop an opponent from looping.
There is nothing more spectacular and more thrilling than counter-smashing a winner from 15-20 feet back!