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  1. Serving Tip for all Types of Seres

    I got this simple tip from my level 3 coach who has one of the best serves in my country.

    The idea is to hold the bat at the start of the serve with the wrist cocked at the opposite direction to...
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  2. One thing that has not been covered by some...

    One thing that has not been covered by some excellent posts above.

    The back swing before the forward whip action has to be delayed as long as possible. So the body is moving forward first and...
  3. I agree that you are doing great after one year...

    I agree that you are doing great after one year of training. As a qualified coach I try to teach the use of the body to beginners. Everyone teaches rotation for the forehand but many do not teach...
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  4. He asked about his form. I see a key missing...

    He asked about his form. I see a key missing element in his backhand form so I made my comment. Adding some body movement to support the arm movement would improve the shot. I disagree with you that...
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  5. Your backhand is all arm. Look at how the pros...

    Your backhand is all arm. Look at how the pros use their body to support the arm movement. They squat and rise up keeping the angle of their body the same against topspin for a off the bounce...
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  6. What is your coaches funny coaching tips expressions?

    My coach has 2 funny ways of trying to make a point.

    The first is stamp on the spider.
    This is for the forehand backspin serve.
    After the weight transfer of going back on the back leg he wants...
  7. I am having my first private lesson in months in...

    I am having my first private lesson in months in NSW Australia. Club play is opening up next week I believe.
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  8. I checked and the app is working fine for me. I...

    I checked and the app is working fine for me. I have not used it for a while but on the serve module I was picking the spin type much better than when trained with it a year ago.
  9. I purchased the Tenirobo robot. I had a lesson...

    I purchased the Tenirobo robot. I had a lesson with a ex pro coach and I set up a max spin side spin serve with the robot and he tried to return it. It kicked violently off the side of the table. His...
  10. Amount of spin revolutions per minute in pro shots vs club players

    I got a new robot that I can set the level of spin in revs per minute in topspin and backspin etc.
    I was wondering what amount of revs per minute a typical club player produces vs a pro player in...
  11. Zeio, much thanks for a great video. How this...

    Zeio, much thanks for a great video. How this this approach compliment or differ from the footwork method on the Chinese footwork video? When I do the chinese approach this does help me be much...
  12. Can anyone expand on the concept contacting the...

    Can anyone expand on the concept contacting the fingers when contacting the ball? Does this mean you tighten the grip on contact? Do you do this for other strokes like the serve?
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  13. Poll: I feel some top rated players would be bad...

    I feel some top rated players would be bad coaches and some intermediate players could be great for low to intermediate rated players. If you have been drilled from age 8 in the correct technique you...
  14. If you look at the video above check out the knee...

    If you look at the video above check out the knee movement at the beginning of the video in hte forehand. The left knee moves to the right to support the hip rotation. The right knee moves too and...
  15. I feel you are swinging in some strokes a bit...

    I feel you are swinging in some strokes a bit too early (as previous expert poster Der_Echte mentioned) and you have a little delay at the swing back position but not in others. I think you...
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  16. I saw a video that instead of dropping the ball...

    I saw a video that instead of dropping the ball on the floor the coach drops it onto a low wood stool behind the table to learn the forehand loop.
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  17. Different coaches might offer differing answers...

    Different coaches might offer differing answers to this question. My coach take on this question is that he wants me to straighten the arm slightly to straight on the end of the backswing in all...
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  18. Yep how many times have I been told to slow...

    Yep how many times have I been told to slow down!!! Back to doing some slow shadow swings and bringing more awareness to relaxation, and the flow from one movement to the other. Thanks for all the...
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  19. I am not athletic and I know it will take ages to...

    I am not athletic and I know it will take ages to integrate the shadow form into my game. Even the stance issue of not leaning forward enough is going to be difficult to consistently do in a match....
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  20. Shadow play. Trying to focus on staying low,...

    Shadow play. Trying to focus on staying low, forward lean, relaxed left arm, the right shoulder not lifting, whip at beginning of stroke, finish position at right eye, being more relaxed.

    No...
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  21. Much thanks for taking the effort to post a...

    Much thanks for taking the effort to post a video. I can see my elbow is much higher than your shadow stroke. ttmonsters tip of relaxation could be a key. Is there a difference in elbow height in...
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  22. I really tried to relax my left arm in my latest...

    I really tried to relax my left arm in my latest attempt. (no sandles and even a proper table tennis shirt!!) I must admit it is a lot easier to focus on the left hand rather than to try to not raise...
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  23. My first attempts to keep my left arm level in...

    My first attempts to keep my left arm level in the rotation, keep lower in my stance, and use more power from my legs.
    I see I am finishing more to the left but the rotation feels and seems better?...
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  24. Wow, lots of good points. Much thanks for all the...

    Wow, lots of good points. Much thanks for all the posters and lots to think about and practice. The left arm advice is very insightful and something that could be easy to add to the stroke. Why is...
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  25. Hi Nextlevel, What difference would there be...

    Hi Nextlevel,

    What difference would there be comparing karis m to andro R47 in terms of spin and power. I do like the control of karis m though.
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