Show #168 - Benefits of Random Drills

8 years ago

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Last #PQOTD - 3:23

What is the best advice you have received in a match?

#PQOTD - 6:00

What is the strangest thing you have seen on a TT court?

Drill of the Week - 6:25

The Benefits of Random Drills

ITTF Star Awards - 9:59

We talk about the different categories in the ITTF Star Awards

Best Backhand - 14:00

Mike: Hi guys! :) In your opinion who has the best backhand in the game of table tennis in both Men's and Women's?

Palm Hurting - 16:03

Ernest: Right now i'm using a flared handle. When i play too long, suddenly i have a callous on my palm. Do you think changing blade with another handle (e.g. anatomic/straight) will solve my callous problem? It really hurts.

Edge Shots - 18:41

Bryan: As I get better I am finding that more shots catch the edge of my bat or a finger. There is no limit on the size of the bat so would I benefit from using a slightly bigger bat? And a related question: Should I watch the ball right to the bat?

Exercises for Chopping - 21:05

Brian: When i'm chopping, I always feel awkward, and it feels like I don't have the proper stroke, do you have any exercises to practice chopping?

Topspin Flick - 22:55

Romeo: I'm sure we have all seen how players attack the flick to their backhand with their backhand. The question is, are they doing a topspin or a counter-hit? I find it hard to believe that they are even able to attack the ball.

Shoulder Dropping - 25:45

Soumyajit: When I am trying to hit a fast forehand top spin or a forehand smash my left shoulder falls down. Then I either hit the ball into the net or pus it further and miss the table. What can I do to make sure that my left shoulder does not fall away?

Chopping Equipment - 28:43

Brian: Brian: I have a Nittaku Haneyoshi defensive blade, and XIOM Vega Asia rubbers on both sides. Is this setup suitable for chopping, or should I get a different one?

Links in this Episode

Training Drills PDF

Random Drills - for premium members

ITTF Star Awards

Forehand Chop

Backhand Chop

Multiball Extras and how to feed for a chopper - for premium members

How to Choose a Bat

Improving Your Reflexes (we talk about the importance of watching the ball) - for premium members

Karate Kid II Drum Scene