Serving in a New Dimension

Throughout the last 20 years, when returning serves, most of the world’s best players have looped the long serves and pushed short on the short serves. In order to attack first, about 90% of the elite serves have been short. This information has trickled down to even the lowest of the club level players. I heard many many many club players repeating, “Com’on, serve short!

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Put the Ball on the Table!

Samson Dubina

Once a player has mastered all four aspects, he might feel that he should be in good position for every shot. This is merely wishful thinking! The world’s best players have perfected all four of these footwork elements, yet they are still often caught off-balance. However, when they aren’t in perfect position, they are able to adjust their technique to fit the shot.

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How Children Benefit from Playing Table Tennis

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Kids love table tennis. Even starting as young as five years old, kids love the excitement. Unfortunately, many parents don’t see the real benefits table tennis has to offer. I hear many coaches trying to convince parents to have their kids take lessons because the kids can travel or get a college scholarship. These things sound good, but what table tennis does best is develop character. Here’s how.

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