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      Every professional athlete and many amateurs have...

      Every professional athlete and many amateurs have an amazing mental state that they can get into. Each person has their zone. And in a competitive game there is the goal for yourself, which is to get...
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      Thanks for this. I see your and everyone else's...

      Thanks for this. I see your and everyone else's point, and it seems like this really is never as good as having a good coach who knows about the game watching your match. But, if you only have access...
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      Thanks for all the responses. Just one note: this...

      Thanks for all the responses. Just one note: this is specifically about analytics DURING the game, not looking at a video and analyzing like they do in baseball (figuring out the shift and what not)....
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      New Coaching Method

      After matches, many players coaches, and teams analyze video point for point, seeing percentage of forehands hit, winning percentage on serves returned on forehand or backhand, etc.. The info is then...
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      what about pongcast?

      what about pongcast?
    6. Thread: Guess the Rating

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      Great video, Kevin always talks about that first...

      Great video, Kevin always talks about that first game :)

      He is no longer my coach. I don't really have a coach right now, because I am not really training. I am going to a training camp over the...
    7. Thread: Guess the Rating

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      First of all, thanks for the thread bump. I have...

      First of all, thanks for the thread bump. I have been (unfortunately) but a lurker on here for the past year or so but just read through all these posts and find not just the original post very...
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      So this isn't completely on topic but here is the...

      So this isn't completely on topic but here is the most accurate (I've found) rating estimator. It's usually been within 10 points for me, usually below the rating I actually get....
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      What I meant was that for these players even...

      What I meant was that for these players even until the last millisecond you could not tell if they were going down the line or cross court
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      I have found that if you play a top match in slow...

      I have found that if you play a top match in slow motion, you notice so many more things. You can watch the technique of the lower body and upper body because you have more time. You notice little...
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      Most of the top players now want to win points...

      Most of the top players now want to win points with their forehand. When they are close to the table the backhand to backhand rallies are usually because the players are usually too scared to give it...
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      Ilia Minkin's Excellent TT Adventure in NY

      Too bad I missed you! I was at Westchester on Sunday and lily yips yesterday, last Friday, and Saturday. Next time though!
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      Wow, this is great. Is it zhengding?

      Wow, this is great. Is it zhengding?
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      Forehand finish down the Line - Training

      Hi everyone. In the past months I've developed a more solid backhand and moved my level to consistently play at at least 1750. But I have a problem that is really bringing my level down.

      My...
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      I can't remember when, but there was a blogpost a...

      I can't remember when, but there was a blogpost a while ago by Larry Hodges in which he talked about the development of players in the past thirty years. One of the interesting things he said was...
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      So you don't think that psychology can be a...

      So you don't think that psychology can be a factor in a problem like that as well as various training methods? I know that sometimes I play better in practice matches (where its all random but still...
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      The more tournaments you play, the more you will...

      The more tournaments you play, the more you will learn what your best state is. I'm trying to find my zone now, and I'm playing a lot of tournaments. I have a friend that always gets angry during the...
    18. Thread: TT Myth Busters

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      Well I certainly feel stupid haha next time i...

      Well I certainly feel stupid haha next time i should read before posting
    19. Thread: TT Myth Busters

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      8278 Companies are not gonna always tell the...

      8278
      Companies are not gonna always tell the truth or the best interest of the buyer. The 3g was neither twice as fast nor half the price. One of the reasons places like these are so great is that...
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      New? Training Trick

      Hi guys. I figured something out recently during a training session that I thought you might find interesting or valuable. I was hitting with a coach, and we were working on my backhand. One of the...
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      Table Length Psychology

      Hi everyone. Yesterday I was at a family friends house. They had a table with a retractable net, and the table was smaller than the regulation table.

      It reminded me of the mini table tournaments...
    22. Thread: Der_Echte in NYC

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      I am coming, yup.

      I am coming, yup.
    23. Thread: Der_Echte in NYC

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      Yeah, but Matt decided he had more important...

      Yeah, but Matt decided he had more important stuff to do than see me at lily yips... stupid stuff like training in china, playing in the China open, trying out for the New Zealand national team......
    24. Thread: Der_Echte in NYC

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      I would agree. I think Lily 's might have better...

      I would agree. I think Lily 's might have better coaching. They bring in chinese coaches and have great juniors there. Westchester also has great camps though.
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      Wow, at deuce in the 7th too! Couldn't get any...

      Wow, at deuce in the 7th too! Couldn't get any better
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