Starting Out In Table Tennis #269

6 years ago

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Alois and Jeff discuss how they started out in table tennis.

Tip of the Week - 8:45

This week we discuss the most important skill in table tennis, especially for beginners.

Drill of the Week - 13:22

The Physical Warmup has changed a lot in the last 20 years. We discuss the latest methods and share how you should be warming up before playing table tennis.

Tournament Wrap - 21:11

We discuss the Pyongyang Open, and the upcoming Olympic Games.

Remember When - 28:40

Today we take a look back at a 4 year old Timo Boll playing table tennis.

Which Grip is Better? - 30:33

Frendy: I just want to ask which grip is better and give me your reason with your own opinion. I'm a shakehand player but after thinking a lot about the grip between shakehand and penhold (i just like both of these grips) i think that penhold grip is better.

Are Robots Worthwhile? - 34:22

Duncan: The quality of my practice at the moment isn't the best - age old scenario of players wanting matchplay, or clubs being too busy to get a reasonable density of practice.

Starting with a Fast Bat - 36:11

Musaab - Since I'm a fan of ZJK I bought a ZJK ALC and attached to DHS NEO 3 as FH and Tenergy 64 to it. it was a lot better and  I progressed a little, but now the main problem arises, this blade is extremely fast as a result the NEO 3 FH is became so sensitive to incoming spin, and T64 BH was good overall but blocking heavy topspins is next to impossible. I noticed how control was important for me because now I have no control at all.

Controlled Backhand - 39:21

Eugene: Table Tennis is a very fast sport as you know and we usually don't have a lot of time to do big strokes. Especially  on the backhand side. Is it a good idea to just use a counterhit or drive to hit balls on the backhand side and just rely on good control and good placement to win points? I think this way it's faster to recover. Then having a big backhand topspin.

Watching the Ball - 41:54

Luka - How do you keep your eyes on the ball?

Choosing a Table Tennis Table - 43:39

Hector: What I should look for in a table tennis table? Hardness, weight, color, material, brand? I want it for indoor use, in my own training, and an occasional game with friends.

Links in this Episode

Timo Boll Video

Most Important Skill in Table Tennis

Pyongyang Open

2016 Olympic Games Qualified Players

Choosing a Table Tennis Bat

Advanced Backhand Topspin

Table Tennis Robots