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Doubles Signals and Why You Should Use Them

(by Larry Hodges) Doubles Signals and Why You Should Use Them When you serve in singles, you know what serve you are about to do, and so can be ready for the possible returns off that serve. Imagine playing where you had no idea what serve you did, and so couldn’t prepare for the follow-up. […]

The youngest ever, Tomokazu Harimoto yet again

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) The youngest ever, Tomokazu Harimoto yet again On Wednesday 7th December 2016; Tomokazu Harimoto, at 13 years and 163 days old, became the youngest ever player to win the Boys’ Singles title at a World Junior Championships when he succeeded in the Cape Town; last year on Sunday 27th […]

2018 WINTER TWO-PERSON TEAMS TOURNAMENT PREVIEW

(Courtesy of Triangle Table Tennis) 2018 WINTER TWO-PERSON TEAMS TOURNAMENT PREVIEW Our annual Winter Two-Person Teams tournament has always been a fun way to start off our tournament season. A combination of singles and doubles, as well as the camaraderie involved in the Teams format, makes for great matches as well as a ton of […]

Ask The Experts: CHANGWOO LIM, No. 170, Butterfly question & answer

Ask The Experts: CHANGWOO LIM, No. 170, Butterfly question & answer Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Blade: Donic Senso Forehand Rubber: Rozena Backhand Rubber: Dornenglanz II (spinlord) OX Question: Hello, I want to change the racket. I am a defensive player who plays with OX spinlord dornenglanz II in backhand, I like to attack with that rubber but […]

USATT 2018 Team Selection Procedures Pave Way for Unified National Team

(By USATT) USATT 2018 Team Selection Procedures – Unified National Team USA Table Tennis is adopting a new national team (NT) program for 2018 and beyond to accelerate our improvement in international competition with an eye towards adult success. TTTeam USA will be a unified squad, including both adult and youth players, with an emphasis on […]

Table tennis prodigy determined to live up to favourite tag

(Courtesy of buenosaires2018.com) Table tennis prodigy determined to live up to favourite tag Table tennis star Kanak Jha will enter the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) as one of the favourites to win the men’s singles gold. Despite his extraordinary talent and remarkable achievements to date, it is not a position the 17-year- […]

Champions but more than one set to fall

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Champions but more than one set to fall A total of 15 players on duty who have won ITTF World Tour Men’s Singles titles, add to the list the names of India’s Soumyajit Ghosh and Panagiotis Gionis of Greece who last year enjoyed ITTF Challenge Series success, one fact […]

Tip of the week: Best Way to Learn – Watch, Mimic, Practice

(by Larry Hodges) Tip of the week: Best Way to Learn – Watch, Mimic, Practice Often the best way to learn table tennis is to watch a top player and mimic what you see. Pick out someone whose game or strokes you like (or ask a coach to suggest someone to watch), and just watch […]

Trick Shot Lob Video – Can you do this?

(By Alec J Carney) Trick Shot Lob Video Enjoy the trick shot video performed by Alec J Carney – Assistant Center Manager and Senior/Elite Coach at Triangle Table Tennis Alec J. Carney, Assistant Center Manager and Senior/Elite Coach Alec (AJ) grew up excelling at many sports in Rochester, New York, including both baseball and table […]

Systematically Practice Against What You Have Trouble With

(by Larry Hodges) Systematically Practice Against What You Have Trouble With Often a player has trouble with something very specific, and yet only practices against it in actual games, where he only sees it now and then. This allows little chance of any type of systematic practice to develop the proper technique. The same player […]

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