Tip of the Day - Playing With Everyday Objects
Larry Hodges Nov. 17, 2013
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?
Tip of the Day - The Pre-Match Calm-Down
Larry Hodges Nov. 16, 2013
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?
Tip of the Day - Play the Middle Against Tall Players; Wide Angles Against Short Players
Larry Hodges Nov. 15, 2013
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.
Tip of the Day - Play Against Conventional Wisdom
Larry Hodges Nov. 14, 2013
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.
Tip of the Day - Playing Choppers
Larry Hodges Nov. 13, 2013
There is nothing more infuriating than losing to a patient chopper who lets you beat yourself with your own errors.
Tip of the Day - How to Play Against Hardbat
Larry Hodges Nov. 12, 2013
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!
Tip of the Day - Be Quicker or More Powerful
Larry Hodges Nov. 11, 2013
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.
Tip of the Day - How To Play Wildly-Attacking Junior Players
Larry Hodges Nov. 10, 2013
No matter what your level is, at some point you’ve had to go up against some up-and-coming junior player.
Tip of the Day - Pushing Short: When to Learn?
Larry Hodges Nov. 09, 2013
At the higher levels, short pushing becomes more and more important as a way to stop an opponent from looping.
Tip of the Day - Forehand Counter-Smashing When Lobbing
Larry Hodges Nov. 08, 2013
There is nothing more spectacular and more thrilling than counter-smashing a winner from 15-20 feet back!