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Dan
12-29-2010, 02:30 AM
Heres an interesting thread that I think we can share with each other. My question is, what are your best table tennis tips that you know of?

Ill start...

- Try to always spin the ball low over the net (avoids opponent countering the ball easy)

- When in a topspin to topspin rally, switch the ball into your opponents backhand as soon as possible!

- Serve practice with focus and pressure. Don't just serve, serve for a purpose.

- When your at a tournament... for preparation.. remember what your good at and go out there and give it your best no matter the outcome.

- Probably my best tip that really improved me was self evaluation. Have a diary, record your practice and write down what went well and bad in a session. This makes you go over in your heard whats good and bad and you will think what to do for next session!. Its also handy in a tournament to, so you know what went well against an opponent.

Thats what I can think of for now :)

Post below...

P.S. The best tips im going to put into one page, quoting the persons name here and the quote itself... So it can be an official TT quote slash/tip :)

Dan

scylla24
12-29-2010, 02:51 AM
The best general tip for players, who are just playing for fun, and to get better, ie, not to become professional players, is just first to study videos of pros.

Concentrate on understanding the 4 main basic properties of each point.

1) the serve: here, from videos you will see that most points are short, backspin

2) short game: learn how to control the short game, so that you are able to attack first more often than not,

3) transition to mid/long game: learn how to loop correctly

4) mid to long game, is probably the easiest.

Once you just get the basic properties of these 4 stages of a point, the rest all deals with playing people who while better than you are not so much better than you that you have no chance to learn from playing them. Here for example using the US rating system, try to play people who are 100-150 points above your skill level, and then play them for a while, until you improve to their level and just keep going up. You learn so much better and quicker when you play against good players. I spent last summer actually going to a local table tennis club, and just playing 2 times a week for a few weeks against better competition improved my game substantially.

peter
12-29-2010, 06:24 AM
- Hit the ball as you do not expect it to come back

I've seen way too many meaningless rallies that goes on and on, as well as those waiting for opponent to choke
its your point, its your game, EARN IT

gauravvraj
12-29-2010, 01:07 PM
whoohoo... such a great thread to improve table tennis within yourself.
Actually i have tips also but might be they r less and already covered above.
But these tips are good bcz we gotta know in how many ways We may thing during playing.
Thanks dan and sylla for sharing your useful tips.

Tom
12-29-2010, 01:26 PM
some great tips from dan there, Some of my tips would be:

-look to get in first with spin
-always chase the ball never give it up
-focus on the small details, but most of all enjoy the game !

Justchill
12-29-2010, 02:59 PM
Hi, some important tips I can give you are:

- Practise technique and control, master the different strokes, pushing, contra, topspin, block.
- Practise dirty effect serves, try to put as much as effect on the serve as you can. It will win you many many points
- Try to get lessons in your club, get a coach
- try to play players who are stronger than you
- Control your emotions, be mentally strong, motivate yourself during the match, don't yell or so when you're under... it shows weakness..
- Be a winner, try to win everytime you play..

regards;

BernardL
12-29-2010, 06:13 PM
Always assume that your stroke will be returned and get prepared for that.
Regards
Bernard

TTOski
12-29-2010, 08:35 PM
My best tip is : Train much, hard and consentraded!

lgreggs
12-30-2010, 09:39 PM
Always vary you're practice, don't do thousands of forehand loops in a row. Spin one, hit one, slow ball, power, placement. No rally is the same so why practice that way.

Dan
12-30-2010, 09:41 PM
Always vary you're practice, don't do thousands of forehand loops in a row. Spin one, hit one, slow ball, power, placement. No rally is the same so why practice that way.

Thats up there with any Roger Federrer quotes there son! Love it :D

joelstar
12-31-2010, 06:01 AM
Great tips guys, thanks Dan for creating this awesome thread!

gauravvraj
12-31-2010, 06:08 AM
i have to give one of the best tip for footwork ..
it is in this video by killerspin...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD04UQiZsyw

i learned footwork by this video only and seriously this video helped me a lot ...

legislate
12-31-2010, 07:09 AM
you win by:
either keep the ball on table longer than your opponent does
or make them miss before you do
or both
-find your balance between control and attack

StealthAsassin
12-31-2010, 09:27 AM
1st when you are playing matches, you have to be concentrated and to have a tactic in your mind before you make a serve !!!
2nd you have to change your serve ( backspin , no spin ...... )
3rd and most important you have to find your opponent's weaknesses and concentrate your attacks there !!!
4th as i can see a lot of matches from kids to old players , they don't make spin!!! but they are hitting the ball with full power and it goes to net!!!
5th improve your footwork !!!!! BE ACTIVE !!!!! some guys are standing in the same place where they made a server !!!
6th try to play your gameplan with your tactics , to attack first and you will have the control of the match!!

YosuaYosan
04-22-2011, 09:59 AM
Be consistent on the right techniques, fix the errors one by one consistently too :D
Be consistent in everything right.. Now thats a start..

Charlie
04-22-2011, 10:16 AM
stretch before training and competitions

when you go into a match go thinking you are going to win

watch the ball don't guess where it is