Legendary player Jean-Michel Saive in action on this YouTube video. Saive also talks about the STIGA Ebenholtz NCT blades.
In order to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between China and U.S., the Chinese Table Tennis Association would like to host a friendly match on Jan. 7, 2009. We wish the USATT help to see if two veteran players, George Braithwaite and Judy Hoarfrost, could come to the event. In addition, we wish to invite two young players (one male, one female) under the age of 18 to come to the event. The relevant expenses incurred from this trip will be born by the General Sport Administration and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of People’s Republic of China. Did I wish to accept this invitation? You bet!
Everyone wants to improve; however, most table tennis players will plateau at a certain level – 1200, 1800, 2100, etc… Here are some of the strategies that I have used to advance my table tennis game far beyond my fellow club members.
You have trained hard but you have still failed to win your match. What went wrong? As an offensive player, your experienced opponents were probably able to attack first. In this article, US Team Member Samson Dubina gives tips for how to be the first to attack.
Stellan Bengtsson advises, “Make sure you are aware of the consequences of your serve. If you serve long, step out and get ready for the inevitable long return. Don’t set yourself up for a surprise. If you serve heavy under-spin, be prepared for a short reception or a long push, and so on. Mixing up your serves from forehand to backhand is a good way to change the rhythm of the game.”
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