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  1. Minor wrist injuries due to bad C-Pen technique. Should i switch to shakehand or get my C-Pen better ?

    From my experience, if you suffer pain playing penhold grip, you are doing something wrong. I have been playing penhold for many years, using rpb, I never had problems with injury. It’s always my feet and knee start to complain, but never my wrist. Here is what I think you should check: 1...
  2. My predictions for the next couple of years

    none of the Japanese players could be a threat to the top Chinese players. They all have similar problems in their games: lack of power. More than one chinese top coach criticised J M' forhand stroke. His arm is too close to his body and cannot generate enough power.
  3. Swedish Open 2014 - Training Hall Videos

    Great video, looking forward to other players such as xu xin and wang hao
  4. Win a pair of STIGA Instinct shoes today!

    Dan won the game.
  5. Russian Open 2014 - ITTF World Tour

    Can Paul drinkhall create another miracle tomorrow? Looking forward to it.
  6. First league game

    My first league game was terrible experience. I went back to table tennis after a 20 years break. I had a few training sessions before the match and was up against 3 senior players, all seems to be 65+. During the match, all my strong forhand loop goes to the air and some of my block...
  7. I just got back from China

    I am Chinese and I lived in the UK and China in the past. I would say that table tennis is much better organised in the amature level in Europe and the U.S. I saw much stronger players in a local club in London than players in clubs in Beijing. At professional level it is different story.
  8. 2014 New Year Table Tennis Resolution

    division 2 to division 1 in my local league.
  9. help with rubbers for beginer.

    I actually know very little about blade and rubber. Original setup was suggested by a friend after I told him I want a bat good for attacking. It is good bat, very fast and spiny. But the t64 is vey hard to control. I can't keep the fh counter hit practice going for long as either me or my...
  10. help with rubbers for beginer.

    I have a coach but he doesnt know much about penhold. He only teach me footwork, serve and so on. I mainly learned in the last few months from Wang Hao and Ma Lin's video. From those videoes, I developed Chinese style FH counter hit and loop, similar to Wang Hao. My arm is very straight when I...
  11. help with rubbers for beginer.

    Thanks for the help. I decided to go for all around classic with s river L 1.9mm on both side. Hope I get back with the tenergy soon...
  12. help with rubbers for beginer.

    Thanks for the help. That explained why sometimes I feel I dont need much effort to hit the ball fast. My coach asked me to get a slower blade and rubber with better control. I am thinking of buying: blade: WRB Energy Wood Penhold, or Allround Classic Penhold. Rubber? I am not sure what to...
  13. help with rubbers for beginer.

    Hi I am an advanced level beginner. I am currently practicing FH/BH counter attack and loop against robot and other players. I am using Stiga maple wood 5, Tenergy 64 on FH, Tenergy 05 on BF. My question is, is my racket an overkill for a beginner? I found it is hard to control in my practice...
  14. penhold or shakehand ?

    Sorry I dont agree with this. Even though there ain't many penholders around, the ones at the top like Wang Hao and Xu Xin are still competitve. The reason why there are so few penholders are: 1. Traditional penhold with 1 side is not suitable for moderm table tennis, Transfer from traditional...
  15. Introduce yourself to the forum! :)

    Hi, I am yang, age 33. I live in staines in West suburb in London, and I play at ashfors TTClub. I used to train at age of 10 for 2 years and I stopped after I discovered football. I started training again 5 months ago after such a long break. I love Wang Hao' style and I am training to use...
  16. attacking style have a steeper learning curve than defending style?

    Hi ttmonster thanks for your advice and I will keep it in mind. I have a very bad record against long pimps as I didn't understand how the spin works. I practiced a lot of bh banana flick and bh loop against back spin. However, in matches my opponents often create much stronger backspin than...
  17. attacking style have a steeper learning curve than defending style?

    Der_Echte Thanks for your advice and I learned a lot. I am weak in reading spins, especially in receving serves. My attack is sometimes powerful but not consistent, and I tend to hit with power when my body is not in good position for the shot. I will continue training with my style and...
  18. attacking style have a steeper learning curve than defending style?

    Thanks for the advice. I think you are right I lack of patience, especially when my opponent push long ball to my forehand. I tend to hit hard and miss too much. I also have a problem against very high chopped balls with back spin. When I loop this kind of ball it is always too far. When it...
  19. attacking style have a steeper learning curve than defending style?

    I have been training hard using penhold reverse backhand for 5 months now. I used to play traditional per hold style 20 years ago at age of 10. After such a long break, I started everything from beginning. My style is loop, loop attack from forehand and back hand. In training, I feel confident...
  20. WIN signed infinity blade by Fan Zhendong!

    Number 3 I guess Number 3!
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