Category Archives: Tips & Advice

Become a Champion with the Chop Block

Adriana Diaz won some key points in her successful U.S. Open Women’s Singles final by using chop blocks to great advantage.  You can do so, too. Against a loop or counter drive to your backhand, try stroking down and to … Continue reading

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Learning From Mismatches By Carl Danner

You may find yourself matched up with a much weaker opponent in club play, or a tournament early round.  While such players’ games may not challenge you very much, you can gain something by focusing on serve and return.  Your … Continue reading

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Running Out of Gas by Carl Danner

Towards the end of a match (or tournament), you may tire without recognizing it at first.  You might miss some shots because your footwork lagged, or from being late with your strokes.  Sometimes fatigue can explain an otherwise mysterious loss.  … Continue reading

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Fun Games By JOOLA: The Playback Position

There’s a good chance that you might have played on a table tennis table in the playback position. Learn why it can be useful, and some fun alternative games you can play with a partner! – JOOLA – For The … Continue reading

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Fun Games By JOOLA: Floor Table Tennis

If your kids aren’t quite tall enough to see over a table tennis table yet, consider floor table tennis. By lowering the height, you’ll give them the ability to still play and develop their eye hand coordination. However, floor table … Continue reading

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Behind The Back Table Tennis Shot!

This video clip of Quentin Robinot of France vs  Kiryl Barabanov of Belarus at the Kuwait Open teaches a very important lesson.  Don’t cheer too early! Just after Kiryl hits a perceived game winning shot, Quentin miraculously performs a behind the … Continue reading

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iPong Lessons: Forehand Push, Backhand Push, Backhand Hit

In the last video, Peter Li demonstrated the forehand grip, stance, and the forehand hit on the iPong Pro. Here are the rest of the videos that demonstrate the forehand push, backhand push, and the backhand hit. We hope these … Continue reading

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Vikash’s latest blog update – Playing in less than ideal conditions.

Training and competing in college means that you won’t always have perfect playing conditions. Things like slippery floors, bad lighting, and poor tables are common, and thus must be taken into consideration when playing. I’ve learned to marginally adjust my … Continue reading

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Table Tennis Fitness – Shadow Practice

By Tom Nguyen If you’re a serious player, you know how grueling table tennis training can be physically. It requires fast reflexes and cardio if you want to perform at the highest levels. Just take a look at the video … Continue reading

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iPong Lessons: Grip, Stance, Forehand Hit

The iPong is one of the best tools to learn the basics of table tennis.  In this video, 2011 US Men’s National Champion, Peter Li, demonstrates the proper grip, stance, and how to do the forehand hit with the iPong … Continue reading

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