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How to Combine Your Forehand Drive and Backhand Drive

Once you've mastered your basic forehand and backhand drive techniques you need to start combining the two together in a rally. The following video drill demonstrates the FH/BH combo and is taken from The Professional Bundle of online table tennis training offered by Coach Tao Li - exclusive to...

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Improve Your Table Tennis Footwork With These Two Shadow Training Drills

Good footwork is an essential component of any professional table tennis player. You aren't going to reach the highest levels of the game without 100% nailing how to move around the table and get into position for your strokes. The following video drills are taken from The Professional Bundle of...

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4 Key Skills You Need to Become a Match Winner

In today's blog post, we look at four key elements (or skills) that are absolutely crucial if you want to develop into the best possible table tennis match player. Frequently mentioned by table tennis coaches around the world as the 'entry' to each and every point, they...

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Table Tennis Training With a Purpose - Make it Count!

This week's blog post touches on a subject that is very important for progressing in the sport of table tennis (or any skill, in fact) and that is training with a purpose. Often we find ourselves losing sight of the bigger picture and training just becomes the status quo; we go to training, do...

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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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