Why Does Great Practice Not Always Result in Great Results?

xu_xin_crop Sometimes players will work very hard over the summer training many hours each day. But at the end of the summer, they play in a table tennis tournament and are very disappointed with their results. They might have spent thousands of dollars traveling to China, hiring pro coaches, and giving great effort… but still they didn’t have the expected results. Yet other times, players will take a break for a few weeks and practice very little. Without expecting much from their first tournament of the season, these players are sometimes surprised with amazing results! Why?!

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Stellan’s Secrets – How do successful table tennis players achieve their success?

Stellan BengtssonStellan Bengtsson certainly knew how to achieve his goal when he won the 1971 World Table Tennis Championships as a teenager. He certainly knew the secret to success when he coached world-class champions to their highest level. In this video, Stellan talks about how and why these players succeed.

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Stellan’s Secrets – What are the different playing styles and trends of table tennis?

Stellan BengtssonStellan Bengtsson knows a lot about table tennis, both from the perspective as a player who won the World Championships in 1971, and as a world-class coach who has coached some of the top players in the world. On this video, Stellan talks about playing styles and trends of the game.

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20 Table Tennis Tips That Will Lead You to a Winning Game

Tahl at tableTahl Leibovitz first picked up a table tennis racket at the South Queens Boys Club when he was 14 years old, but his talent in the sport did not come easy. With benign bone tumors throughout most of his body – including his playing arm, it was difficult for Leibovitz to play. “Table tennis kept me out of trouble, and it had a strong mental component that I continue to enjoy.” Leibovitz says he will continue to play by this motto: “In order to succeed, one must dare to fail.”

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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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Zhou Xin Recognized as 2012 Coach of the Year

Zhou Xin

Congratulations to Zhou Xin who has been recognized by the USATT as its 2012 National Coach of the Year. Zhou coaches out of the ICC club and works with Lily Zhang and Timothy Wang among the many other oustanding players from that nationally recognized program.

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