Thank you to the experts at Stiga, Tibhar, Donic, Nittaku, Andro, and Yasaka for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about table tennis blades. 1) How does blade weight affect performance? Why would a player prefer a light or heavy blade? ANDRO: Weight is of course one of the most important blade criteria. Each player has […]
Table Tennis Tactics for Thinkers Book Review by Samson Dubina $17.95 – Buy Now! Written by Larry Hodges, US Table Tennis Hall of Fame Inductee and Lifetime Achievement Recipient Table Tennis Tactics for Thinkers is one of the best table tennis books that I have ever read. I feel that players of all levels can benefit […]
Choosing a Blade by Samson Dubina Search by looking at 8 different criteria… Choosing the right blade is one of the most important equipment decisions you will ever make. Thankfully, the Paddle Palace catolog lists the exact desciptions of each blade they sell. In this article, I’m going to talk about the details of various […]
Thank you to the experts at Andro and Tibhar for sharing expert answers to the most frequently asked questions about sponge hardness. Why does sponge hardness matter? The hardness of the sponge affects spin, speed, control, and feeling. Each hardness of sponge will have different features than the other ones. In general, you can say […]
Sponge Hardness by Samson Dubina In table tennis, there are various ways to win points – with speed, spin, consistency, placement, and variation. Players utilize each of these elements differently and therefore need different equipment. In this article, I focus on the benefits of playing with soft, medium, or hard sponge. Spin is vitally important. […]
World Class Fun by Samson Dubina It usually takes about 10-20 years for an athlete to reach a world-class level. Most kids get burned out after 2-3 years and never reach their peak potential. If you want your child or your student to become the best, then focus on having fun. If they enjoy the […]
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