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TableTennisDaily
09-26-2013, 12:50 PM
Here's an interesting video guys, Timo Boll at the age of 17 made his senior international debut for the German National Team against France!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Vp1NN5RNluA

So what do you think? How has Boll changed in 15 years since his debut.

markog99
09-26-2013, 02:08 PM
very nice video :D
yeah i think he has changed a bit,but just a bit.he improved his technique and game a bit,but not by much.

theinvisible
09-26-2013, 03:05 PM
The same style, but oviously his service has changed, adding reverse pendulum serve.

KM1976
09-27-2013, 04:35 AM
I see the biggest change is in his serve (developing a reverse pendulum serve, so he gets more third ball forehand attack opportunities), as pointed out earlier and also in his spin generation and placement of topspin. I feel that incorporating these changes is no easy task and he has worked like a machine to get these skills. One more subtle observation is that he has developed his sense of calm, which I feel is his biggest asset compared to other players and shows how much more mature he really is.

Tony's Table Tennis
09-28-2013, 10:59 PM
Timo has changed/improved a lot since his deput.
Besides the basic service, fh, bh improvement, his footwork has improved a lot.
Also Timo during his deput has a more European style of play, now he is half Chinese, half European style. I believe this is because of the improved footwork.