Coaching Tip: What to Do at the End of a Close Game

You know the problem: you’re playing well, you’re battling with stronger players, and every game is close – but you can’t quite win. Far too often you lose those close ones and have nothing to show for your great play but another “what if…” – and hopefully, just maybe, a little more experience so you’ll do better next time. So how does one close out a match?

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Coaching Tip: Tools and Tactics for the Physically Challenged

Table Tennis is an Olympic Sport, and at the highest levels, is played by some of the best athletes on the planet. Even at levels below world class it is dominated by great physical athletes who can race about the court ripping shot after shot. But we’re not all great physical athletes, and we’re not about to give up against an opponent just because he can race around the court ripping shot after shot, and we can’t, are we? So how can one compete with an opponent who is faster, stronger, and more athletic? Or against a kid who might not be bigger and stronger, but who can seemingly rally at ten times your pace?

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