What are the advantages/disadvantages between large and small head blades? Answer by: Samson Dubina, Rated 2461, 2009 US Men’s National Finalist. Generally, larger head table tennis blades are heavier and smaller head blades are lighter. The close-to-the-table attackers often use small blades because they are easy to maneuver for serve, serve return, and over the […]
It’s now October 1st, and I’m eagerly moving forward to stage three of my table tennis training for the Olympic trials. This article will outline some details about stage three: my drills, my physical training, my tournaments, and my improvements.
Wang Liqin’s 30 second multiball training video from Rotterdam, May 2011.
In this blog, I’m going to describe the types of table tennis drills I use on a daily basis: Systematic; Semi-Systematic; Open-Ended; Randon; Multiple Locations; Serve and Free Point; Serving; Serve Return; Multiball; Two Table; Robot; and Matches.
Whether you want to make the US Olympic Team, win the senior games, or beat your Uncle Bob; it is always a great idea to scout out your competition. In this article, I’m going to describe two separate methods of scouting your table tennis opponent. The first is the long-term method.
The second stage (August-September) mainly consists of intense footwork practice. Throughout this phase of training, I’m combining my physical preparation from stage one with daily table tennis practice. The focus during these two months is to play long rallies and develop strong footwork, yet also to continue strength and endurance training.
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