Show #303 - Training Plans

6 years ago

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This week we talk about training plans. We've created a new training plan for beginners or those wishing to teach beginners. This is a good stepping stone to our 52 week training plan, which we answer a question about during the show. Plus we have all the regular segments so sit back and enjoy!

Joke of the Week - 0:35

A husband brings their child home from daycare and ....

On This Week - 1:55

Zhang Jike, Ruwen Filus, Jimmy Butler, and Adam Bobrow all have birthdays.

Tournament Wrap - 5:51

World Junior Circuit Finals

Tip and Drill of the Week - 9:32

Improving your return of the short ball

52 Week Training Plan - 15:35

Matthew: I have been training for about a month now and I have learnt the forehand counterhit, the backhand counterhit, the backhand push, the forehand push and the forehand topspin against block. I can do around 100 of these usually. I am thinking about becoming a premium member and using the 52 week training plan. Do you think I am ready to start using the plan? How many times should I try to practice a week? If I do become a premium member, after the 52 weeks should I repeat the plan or do something else?

Serve to the Body - 22:17

Felix: Sometimes my opponent serves fast and long towards me. The ball always goes into the net. What can I do to deal with this kind of serves?

Practising Pendulum Serve - 24:37

Owen: How do you recommend practicing the pendulum serve and what spin is generally the most effective for it?

Practising on Small Table - 27:45

Ili: I'd love to know, will be any problems if we play table tennis on one table (2-3 feet long) as we are short of space.

Links in this Episode

Training 101 Tutorials

52 Week Training Plan

Serving and Receiving Tutorials

Pendulum Serve Tutorial

Basic Stance Tutorial

Jimmy Butler's Incredible Story

Zhang Jike

Ruwen Filus


Adam Bobrow