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6 Mistakes You Probably Make When Practicing Third-Ball Attack

Third-ball attack training is typically a drill where one person serves short with backspin, and a training partner returns by pushing long for the server to attack. It is an important element of your training. Footwork, placement and consistency drills should make up the majority of your...

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Harnessing the Power of Self-Fulfilling Prophecy in Table Tennis

The self-fulfilling prophecy is based on the theory that if you tell yourself something often enough, and with enough conviction, then that thought will manifest into reality. Many psychologists believe that the self-fulfilling prophecy is a very powerful tool that can create many positive...

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3 Tips to Improve Your Doubles in Table Tennis

Doubles, you either love it or you hate it. We often don't give too much respect to doubles in table tennis but here are three tips to help you to improve your doubles play. In doubles, as with everything in table tennis, there are specific strategies, training, and little secrets that you...

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The Pyramid Rule - And Why You Should Stay Up to the Table

The pyramid rule is a very useful concept for explaining why it is important to develop a 'close to the table' game. The concept revolves around the increasing distance between two wide angle balls the further back you go from the table. The best way to demonstrate this is to feed two balls,...

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3 Reasons to Feel Good After a Tough Loss

Losses in table tennis are never easy to take, but there are ways to look at tough losses that can help you feel better and keep you motivated to continue your training through even the biggest defeats. 1. When you lose, it’s because you’ve got good competition When you lose, you should be...

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5 Tournament Tips for Table Tennis Beginners

Do you suffer from a kind of “choke effect” when competing in an official table tennis tournament or match? This article offers five tips to help you succeed in competitions. Many table tennis players worry too much about winning or performing their best, especially after a long period of...

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One Simple Secret To Improve Your Dynamic Balance for Table Tennis

Dynamic balance is a crucial component of table tennis mastery. In fact, many experienced table tennis coaches believe developing a player's balance can be the key to future success! Balance is the foundation of all movements and, in particular, coordination. Balance allows the creation of...

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The Single Biggest Reason Most Table Tennis Players Hit A Plateau

Do you feel like you've hit a plateau in your table tennis? Are you losing to the same players over and over again, week in, week out? If so, this post is for you! The most common next move when you find yourself in a bit of a rut is to blame your equipment and spend a fortune on the latest...

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5 Tips To Improve Your Long Push

Long pushing is far more useful than most players would care to realise, particularly in forcing errors and setting up counter loops. A long push is not simply an intermediary shot that players use between attacking - although sometimes you may push because you are not in position. It is more...

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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Serve Short

All coaches and top players will tell you the importance of serving short, but in this post we are going to challenge that belief and delve a bit deeper into your optimal match tactics. Firstly, let’s take a look at some of the skills the top players have that makes serving short vital, for...

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