Show #192 - 2015 ITTF Star Awards

3 years ago


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This Day in History - 3:36

Carl Benz

Drill of the Week - 4:50

Backhand, Backhand Footwork

Footwork for Banana Flick - 6:33

Marcin: For the Backhand Sidespin flick I noticed that straightening up my body, instead of staying low works better. I get better results in consistency. Should I experiment with it more or leave it and keep staying low during this stroke?

Last #PQOTD - 9:58

What is the hardest shot in Table Tennis?

#PQOTD - 12:40

In which decade was Table Tennis more watchable... 1950s, 1970s, 1990s or now?

Difficult Shot - 13:20

Mike: Hi guys! Thanks for the side under return info, I will try it. Here is another, my opponent attempts a slower loop, he hits the net a lot, I have time to hit the ball but with all that spin, it causes an error. How can I return that freakish shot? :)

ITTF Star Awards - 16:13

Get Your Vote In!

Changing Tactics Mid-Game - 18:33

Ilia: Suppose that I find a plan that works greatly against the opponent and win a game with it. But in the middle of the next game, he adjusts, and I feel lost and anxious & don't know what to do. How to handle this from the mental point of view?

Rubber Check - 21:34

Eugene: An umpire will check your bat before a match. If there is some damage they will ask you to change it. Why is this in the rules? Do you think the rule should be changed?

Varying Grip - 24:25

Martinand: is it possible to post photos of different grip?

Adding Spin to Counterhit - 28:30

Ittipat: Is it true that every time I do forehand or backhand counter hit, I should add some top spin into it? My coach said my backhand counter hit lacks power and control. Please help

Links in this Episode

Dr Michael Car-Gregg

Training Drills PDF

Backhand Sidespin Flick

ITTF Star Awards

Sports Psychology Course

How To Hold a Table Tennis Bat

Forehand Counterhit

Backhand Counterhit