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Tip of the week: Follow Through Back Into Position After Forehand Looping

Tip of the week: Follow Through Back Into Position After Forehand Looping (By Larry Hodges) Not all loops are the same, and not all follow-throughs are the same either. Imagine making a powerful forehand from your backhand side. Often the momentum of your shot will pull you even farther off to the side, leaving you […]

Tip of the week: Pinpoint Your Weakness and Then Pinpoint a Drill

Tip of the week: Pinpoint Your Weakness and Then Pinpoint a Drill (By Larry Hodges) Far too often player do general drills, the type that are great for developing a foundation to their game, but not so great at fixing up specific problems in their own games. To use a completely nonsensical example, suppose you […]

Coaching tip of the week: Training the Subconscious

Coaching tip of the week: Training the Subconscious (by Larry Hodges) Advanced players seem to always know exactly what shot to do and where to put it. It’s one of the reasons why they are advanced. But there’s no time during a point to really analyze the situation, so it’s all done reflexively, i.e. the […]

Pinpoint Your Weakness and Then Pinpoint a Drill

Pinpoint Your Weakness and Then Pinpoint a Drill (By Larry Hodges) Far too often player do general drills, the type that are great for developing a foundation to their game, but not so great at fixing up specific problems in their own games. To use a completely nonsensical example, suppose you were horrible at spelling […]

Maryland State Championships Results and Photos

(By Larry Hodges, tournament director) Maryland State Championships Results and Photos Despite pouring rain much of the weekend, 98 players took part in the third annual Maryland State Championships, a 3-star event held at the Maryland Table Tennis Center. There were 18 events with $3500 in cash and prizes, sponsored by HW Global Foundation (which […]

Tip of the week: The Balance Between Tactical and Strategic Thinking

(By Larry Hodges) Tip of the week: The Balance Between Tactical and Strategic Thinking You should both tactically and strategically develop your game. What does this mean? First, let’s define these terms. Tactical thinking is what you do when you are looking to win now. Strategic thinking is what you do when you are looking […]

How to Make Your Strengths Stronger with Serve and Receive

(by Larry Hodges) How to Make Your Strengths Stronger with Serve and Receive Excluding serve and receive, what’s the strongest part of your game, or the part that you want to make the strongest part of your game? There’s an old adage, to state the obvious, that practice makes perfect. But doing something in practice is not […]

Tip of the week: Develop Power Timing by Slapping

(By Larry Hodges) Tip of the week: Develop Power Timing by Slapping Power in table tennis comes primarily from timing. Not just timing with the ball, but timing the proper use of each muscle used, in the proper order and duration, while timing all this while also hitting the ball. For example, when forehand hitting […]

Tip of the week: Tactical Thinking Between Points

(By Larry Hodges) Tip of the week: Tactical Thinking Between Points Everyone has their own tactical thinking ritual . . . or doesn’t have one. If you don’t, you should. What is a tactical thinking ritual? It’s when you habitually think tactically about the next point. Different players have different rituals, but most are similar. […]

Tip of the week: Serve and Attack . . . Almost Always

(By Larry Hodges) Tip of the week: Serve and Attack . . . Almost Always When serving, don’t look for a ball to attack. Unless the receiver does something to stop you from attacking, serve and attack over and over. If you aren’t confident in your attack, then this will make your attack much stronger and turn […]

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