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  1. Could he play with 2 bats- one in each hand? I...

    Could he play with 2 bats- one in each hand? I know serving would be difficult but you could have 4 different types of rubber and twiddle. That would really fool the opposition!
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  2. How about the instruction from video coach Ti...

    How about the instruction from video coach Ti Long (see Kuba Hajto's post) - imagine you are screwing up or unscrewing a coke bottle to get your fingers to add spin to a shot.
  3. Started at 60 after finding my sport of badminton...

    Started at 60 after finding my sport of badminton was getting hard work (particularly as I am a shorty).

    Love playing TT and wish I took it up earlier.
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  4. What do you think about his advice to use your...

    What do you think about his advice to use your fingers to increase spin. He says to imagine screwing up, or unscrewing, the top of a bottle on its side. Some coaches talk about squeezing your fingers...
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  5. Thanks for your reply Tango. Sorry to hear that...

    Thanks for your reply Tango. Sorry to hear that players from Vietnam find it difficult to make a living. I have heard that Vietnam is doing quite well financially so perhaps money could be invested...
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  6. Anyone know video coach Ti Long?

    I have discovered the videos of Ti Long which have English subtitles. He is a great coach and his videos are well worth watching. In one he explains about using fingers to increase spin - some...
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  7. He is obviously an experienced coach. One of his...

    He is obviously an experienced coach. One of his sayings is "Play as you practice and practice as you play". This reduces the difference between playing at your club and playing in a match.

    He...
  8. Great video- Table Tennis Match Psychology with Marles Martins

    I have watched lots of videos over the last 6 months but this interesting one has just come to my attention.

    Marles Martins is a high level coach who gives a long (1 hour 22) talk about how top...
  9. Thanks for the message and video Erwin. I am...

    Thanks for the message and video Erwin. I am lucky enough to be fairly fit but your advice on stretching is a good one. I am told that I have decent shots on both sides so I am not going down the...
  10. Can a late starter become a quality veteran player?

    I started playing seriously at 60 and my aim is simply to become a decent local league player. It seems that most of the quality older players I meet have been playing for many years and often were...
  11. I use varifocal glasses all day which allows me...

    I use varifocal glasses all day which allows me to read a newspaper and look up at the television without having to change glasses. My brain moves my head slightly to look out of the correct part of...
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  12. I wonder if timo being such a nice and relaxed...

    I wonder if timo being such a nice and relaxed person cost him some success at the world and Olympic level.[/QUOTE]

    I totally agree that Timo is a credit to our sport and I hope that being nice...
  13. Hi Matt. Really enjoying the daily videos and...

    Hi Matt. Really enjoying the daily videos and particularly ones covering unusual topics such as returning half long serves or minor adjustment of serve placement. I have been trying to master the...
  14. What is your TT superpower?

    Some coaching videos recommend developing a special skill to frighten opponents. This could be a range of hard to read services, a very powerful backhand or an effective strawberry flick. The idea is...
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  15. Some great books and films but how about...

    Some great books and films but how about listening to hypnotherapy talks/music. I have used hypnotherapy for other issues and I thought it could be ideal for my current problem of concentration and...
  16. I currently use a DHS301 which some say is the...

    I currently use a DHS301 which some say is the same as a Butterfly Innerforce without the price tag. Does that make it the same as a Harimoto without the cost or fancy name. Has anyone compared the...
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  17. EmRatThich seems to be a controversial video...

    EmRatThich seems to be a controversial video producer. Does anyone know who he is?

    I used to think that was his name but he explains that it means "I really like/love" as in I really like table...
  18. Thanks for all your comments. I started the...

    Thanks for all your comments. I started the thread to find out which videos are best to watch to improve my game. I think most people agree that for beginners the videos from TT Daily, Yang Yang and...
  19. It also shows the benefit of a superb serve. He...

    It also shows the benefit of a superb serve. He seems to win a good few points with his high throw serve and 3rd and 5th ball attack.

    As a 60 plus player it is great to see that skill and...
  20. But for some players the fun is in changing...

    But for some players the fun is in changing blades and rubbers thinking that the next version will be the ideal set up. Some people think that they can win by outspending other players or using dodgy...
  21. Who produces the best youtube coaching videos

    I have recently spent a lot of time looking at youtube table tennis videos including many from coaches.

    I like yangyang TT videos which are well produced and of course Yangyang Jia is an...
  22. Really interesting reply Yoass. Yes modern...

    Really interesting reply Yoass. Yes modern defenders and attackers are all extremely fit. As a mature attacker I struggle regularly lifting heavy backspin from a robot but it is not an issue playing...
  23. Who is fitter- Defenders or attackers

    I have been watching lots of videos to help my table tennis development. I love to watch a good defender -particularly the way they move to take the ball below the table and usually on their...
  24. I sometimes have this issue but I am not a...

    I sometimes have this issue but I am not a natural sportsman and have to really concentrate to play accurately. I have a player in one of my local teams who did not play all summer but turned up for...
  25. Agree with suggestion of a DHS301 or innerforce...

    Agree with suggestion of a DHS301 or innerforce type of blade as they act like a all wood control blade on soft shots but the carbon layer comes into effect when you are able to really hit the ball....
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