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Adjusting Tactics in Tournament Play

(By Brian Pace) Adjusting Tactics in Tournament Play In competition players go for the shots they are the most comfortable with, the shots that we have mastered, as well as the shots that expose your opponent. Tactical conflict is created when the players doesn’t acknowledge that the shot they are playing is not being effective. […]

Ask The Experts: Jeffrey Zeng, No. 166, Butterfly Question & Answer

Ask The Experts: Jeffrey Zeng, No. 166, Butterfly Question & Answer Ask The Experts: Jeffrey Zeng, No. 166, A Butterfly Question & Answer Blade: Viscaria Forehand: Tenergy 05 Blade: Tenergy 80 Question: Hi Coach, I have been wondering which tenergy to use on backhand. I play lot banana flicks and play close to the table most of the […]

Tip of the week: Top Ten Tactical Receiving Mistakes

(By Larry Hodges) Top Ten Tactical Receiving Mistakes 1. Too predictable. Vary your receive! Most of the below are variations on this. 2. Giving the server what he wants. 3. Too aggressive. If you attack every serve it becomes predictable. 4. Too passive. If you never attack the serve, then the server knows he can […]

Ask The Experts: Jack Huang, No. 165 – A Butterfly Question & Answer

Ask The Experts: Jack Huang, No. 165 – A Butterfly Question & Answer Ask The Experts: Jack Huang, No. 165 – A Butterfly Question & Answer Blade: Viscaria Light Forehand Rubber: Tibhar MX-S Max Backhand Rubber: Victas V01 Stiff 2.0 Question: Dear Coach, I would like to ask you on suggestion of some blade from Butterfly, which could better […]

Killer Practice Sessions

Killer Practice Sessions Killer Practice Sessions Submitted by Larry Hodges So you’ve decided you want to beat the neighborhood or club champ, and move up to the next level. Then you’re going to have to practice. You know – go out to the table with another person who’s also tired of losing, and do practice […]

The Experts: Xin Zhou, No. 163 – A Butterfly Question & Answer

The Experts: Xin Zhou, No. 163 – A Butterfly Question & Answer Ask The Experts: Xin Zhou, No. 161 – A Butterfly Question & Answer Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Blade: Ma Lin Carbon Forehand Rubber: Nittaku Renanos Hold Backhand Rubber: Nittaku Renanos Hold Question: Hello, What is the difference between this technique : and the table […]

Ask The Experts: Dan Seemiller, No. 156 Question & Answer

Ask The Experts: Dan Seemiller, No. 156 Question & Answer Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I’m a medical student who plays for a few hours every other week or so and have been playing for 1.5 years. I changed styles a couple times and have finally settled into a unique style 6 months ago, […]

Ask The Experts: Sungsoo Jung, No. 152

Ask The Experts: Sungsoo Jung, No. 152 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Blade: Timo Boll ALC Forehand Rubber: Tenergy 05 FX (2.1mm) Red Backhand Rubber: Yasaka Rakza 7 (1.9mm) Black Question: I am a Malaysia ex State player and who had came back to table tennis recently. My playing style is as below. 1. Both forehand and […]

Ask The Experts: Andre Ho, No. 150

Ask The Experts: Andre Ho, No. 150 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Blade: Ma Lin Carbon Forehand: Nittaku Renasos Hold Backhand: Nittaku Renasos Hold Question: Hello, My question is about the short serves. Which part of the ball I have to touch for classic pendulum side-topspin serves (more up spin) ? More bottom, middle or […]

Ask The Experts: Stefan Feth, No. 149

Ask The Experts: Stefan Feth, No. 149 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Blade: Timo Boll  ALC Forehand Rubber: Tenergy 05 FX Backhand Rubber: Donic Sonex JP Gold Question: Hi Stefan, I have been using Timo Boll ALC for over a year now and the blade suits me quite well. I am planning to put new rubbers […]