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Ask The Experts: Steven Wang, No. 155 Question & Answer

Ask The Experts: Steven Wang, No. 155 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Blade: Butterfly Viscaria & Timo Boll ZLC Forehand: Tenergy 64 Backhand: Tenergy 80 Question: I have been using the Tenergy 64 for a few years now, mainly on my Timo Boll ZLC. The Tenergy 64 seemed great on that blade, but ever since I switched to the Viscaria, the Tenergy 64 seems almost too hard […]

Tip of the Week: Always Have at Least Two Options

Tip of the Week: Always Have at Least Two Options by Larry Hodges Many players have multiple options for most situations, but only one for some. For example, against a deep, spinny serve to the backhand, many players will only back drive it crosscourt. Or against a backspin serve to the backhand will almost always push […]

Integral Training for High Performance Athletes

Integral Training for High Performance Athletes Integral Training for High Performance Athletes by Francisco Mendez The 5 key areas of all sports training To achieve the best performance training, in any practiced sport, Athlete Preparation will be divided into five key areas to work on. This is essential for anyone who wishes to reach a […]

Visualize Your Serves and Make Them Do Tricks

Visualize Your Serves and Make Them Do Tricks by Larry Hodges Tip of the Week Before you serve you should always visualize what the ball is going to do. It amazes me how many players just serve without really doing this. Top players have practiced their serves so much that this is instinctive – they […]

Looping Against Backspin Drills

Looping Against Backspin Drills by Larry Hodges Tip of the Week It’s easy practicing topspin rallies since you can do them over and over in the same rally. The same is not true for practicing against backspin, unless you happen to have a chopper to practice with – and that’s not quite the same either, […]

Reading the Ball

Reading the Ball Butterfly Table Tennis Coaching by Francisco Mendez Through the years, table tennis development has experienced significant changes. Our sport is so sophisticated, and the accuracy of the techniques so difficult, that these characteristics may be part of the reason table tennis is not a popular sport. Ironically, the recreational face of this […]

Ask The Experts: Stefan Feth, No. 79

Ask The Experts: Stefan Feth, No: 79 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Blade: Donic Appelgren Allplay senso v1 Forehand Rubber: Donic Acuda S2 2.2mm Backhand Rubber: Donic Bluefire M3 2.2mm Question: Hello, I played a long time with Butterfly and I am now experiencing materials Donic, then wanted to know what would be the most appropriate combination considering the […]

Playing With Purpose Early in the Point

Playing With Purpose Early in the Point Butterfly Table Tennis Coaching by Han Xiao One of the biggest differences in skill level between players is how they are able to play every shot with purpose early in the point to set up points in their favor. It’s quite easy to pick out players who have […]

Searching for the Right Position

Searching for the Right Position Butterfly Table Tennis Coaching by Han Xiao Footwork is one of the most difficult skills to master in table tennis. Most players know how to perform basic lateral footwork to get to a position where they can hit the ball, and some players can also effectively move front and back. […]

Playing Less Predictably

Playing Less Predictably Butterfly Table Tennis Coaching by Han Xiao One of the biggest issues that players have is that sometimes they don’t feel that their practice level translates into their competition level. They feel that they hit great quality shots in practice and are very consistent in all their drills, but really struggle when […]

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