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  1. How to increase the "weight" of a powerful loops in term of both spin and speed?

    hi muffin generally if your topspins land deeper you will find you are forcing your opponent back better which is what you are trying to achieve with a 'heavier' ball. the reason is that your opponent can make forward weight transfer much easier if your topspin lands short. On the other hand if...
  2. After Service, push game spin

    hi jingle if you perform this little experiment, and think carefully about it, your understanding should be improved. Put a bat with spinny rubber flat on the table. with a 2nd spinny bat from a few inches away send a.chop to the first bat softly such that the second bounce will occur on the...
  3. Table Tennis Dilemma: Strengthening Backhand or Changing Playstyle?

    HI Youmay I confess I don't see a problem for your game as it is, going on your description. you say your footwork is ok so you should be able to execute fh kills from bh corner as necessary. My best shot for the last many years has been my bh block and counter which provides the good placement...
  4. Dealing with fast block after topspin

    Learn to counterhit and play early yourself! Drive off the bounce is the basic fh not looping. when you loop with heavy spin and you find yourself letting the ball drop you will get into trouble especially against sp. when people play this early ball hitting shorten your stroke and don't allow...
  5. Is my strength also my biggest weakness?

    HI TENSOR Having watched all the clips there is quite good movement and timing on both sides. I see what you mean. concern for consistency works against freedom to attack at FIRST OPPORTUNITY. I would suggest that 10 minutes close range "kamikaze hitting " (with good form) would be quite...
  6. Advice to improve my game.

    hi Phil you have made great progress which is good to see. all strokes have improved, maybe still a bit stiff in the way you hold the racket. I still see better relaxation as key you to go forward. Apart from that its probably time to start to learn to control the rallies and your opponent...
  7. Is my strength also my biggest weakness?

    in racket sports being FIRST is so important. your 3rd and 4th balls have to be getting a small advantage as often as possible. Some players lose confidence because of 3rd ball errors.You have to realise your opponent will make it difficult to make winners. So try for small advantages...
  8. Is my strength also my biggest weakness?

    Hi Tensor you are very thoughtful about your game and from what you say seem to be quite consistent in executing in most areas of your game. You do mention a preference for opening on 5th balls rather than 3rd ball. That's normal if opponents 2nd ball is handcuffing, but if your serve was...
  9. Last chance to find a coating that suits me before giving up

    HI TOBIAS given your statements you need to find the humility to start at the very beginning:- Using your current racket teach yourself to bounce the ball 50 times without error. Then do the same with the other hand.This will show you can control yourself and the ball. Succeeding in this...
  10. Clubs near Canary Wharf/limehoouse in London?

    Hi Hultingtan you are in luck One of the best clubs in London is right on your doorstep:- Fusion Table Tennis Club Unit 2, Stockholm Road, London, SE16 3LP I am in Ireland now but I used to be a member. I. remember there was a really good atmosphere and the coaches John Dennison and Kazeem...
  11. No spin loops

    I think the problem is that Pech does not really have any talent for expressing himself clearly. A coach should be aware of the history of the game and should have the term "dummy Loop" in his vocabulary
  12. No spin loops

    I think Pech is scraping the barrel here Thiis shot is just normal spin variation. It's as old as the Loop itself. For all of my time (since the 60's) known I Uk tt as a Dummy Loop. Very useful against choppers . I used to do it quite a lot as my game didn' t allow me to overwhelm defenders. I...
  13. A BOXING MATCH ON A TIGHTROPE

    CHECK OUT THIS WHILE ITS PLAYING EUROSPORT SABALENKA VS GAUFF AUSSIE OPEN DUKING IT OUT.. THE ABILITY OF THE PLAYERS TO HANDLE SUCCESS AND FAILURE IS OUTSTANDING
  14. Since when are you playing Table Tennis?

    I started about 1962 in high school..... have continued to present day. Spectated at 1977 worlds (uk) and 1983 worlds(tokyo). Around 1980 I had quite a good level. I continued in league and tournaments till 2014 . Now I mostly coach kids and do a few drills, to keep healthy. It's great to be...
  15. I am looking for that 'effortless forehand topspin mechanics' tip

    Hi amay I think you may benefit from shadow play in front of a mirror A 1 or 2 kilo weight might be an option. You should by imagining you are repeating a 2 shot sequence eg fh drive to shot at the middle of the table then fh at the corner of the table. Obviously this requires you to do the...
  16. Skills to beat 1400-1500 level players?

    These skills are most important Service 1st shot is 1st opportunity to win or lose Footwork combined with pushing Short and long If you are good at pushing you can control the ball and therefore control you opponent and this will help you with Receiving which is the 2nd shot of the rally...
  17. lobbing technique

    back in the day I did lob practice once a week. My practice partner and I would play 2 games of 21 points where 1 player would just lob and the other kill. Serve to just put the ball in play and both players would emphasize consistency and foot work In fact. with relatively little practice the...
  18. Seeking Equipment Advice for Rapid Improvement in Table Tennis

    pity you can't manage more hours. If concentrate on combining footwork, serving pushing and linking that to your topspin strokes you'll see most benefit in league matches. also test club mates rackets to learn about rubber rather than spending a fortune good luck
  19. Seeking Equipment Advice for Rapid Improvement in Table Tennis

    Hi Gbtt I would suggest that you need to radically change your concept of what is necessary to succeed: At the moment you are showing the profile of an equipment junkie rather than the profile of somebody training to be competitive at tournament level. Some years ago when I was training with...
  20. Idea for training serve receive

    more than anything else detecting backspin or not determines whether you can attack easily with your receive. To some extent you can class topspin and sidespin as being easy to attack compared with backspin
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