Mental Health Benefits of Table Tennis

It’s funny because I got into table tennis by watching the award winning film Forrest Gump. The main actor is portrayed as “dump” but it’s clear he has some sort of autism. I quickly related to the character, personally suffering from Dyslexia and I was also labelled as the “boy who can’t read or write, the stupid…

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How Important Are Parents in Table Tennis?

It’s a very difficult question to answer, how important are parents in table tennis, or as a sporting parent in general? Personal experience: Many know by now from previous blogs my story. A single parent and a single child, but did my circumstances enable or disable me? My mum was very supportive in terms of giving me…

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Comfortable With The Uncomfortable – Secret Table Tennis

As a single child with a single parent, I had no choice but to be comfortable with the uncomfortable. I didn't know at the time that it would be my secret table tennis success. Many days and nights I would roam the streets in our local neighbourhood/area. Aged four it all began, my father left and my…

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Sister’s Death Inspires ten-year-old Table Tennis Prodigy

    Sister's death inspires ten-year-old table tennis prodigy. Miri Rosenberg took up the sport of Table Tennis in 2016 as a way to cope with the sudden passing of her sister, Liora. Miri currently 10 years old has excelled in table tennis since the death Miri - Training with Eli Baratyof her sister, Liora, in 2016. Maccabi…

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How Table Tennis Saved my Life? “Pulling out a knife on Another Person is Something I Wish to Forget”

Growing up as a single child and a with a single parent (mum) can be very hard on both, but table tennis saved my life. Personally, I had some extremely tough times tough times but for me, it was all a journey and one I would not change in any way! Looking back I can't imagine where…

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Getting What You Want in Table Tennis

When I first started playing table tennis (1996) at the age of 14, after watching 'Forrest Gump' I wanted to be World Champion! But I didn't know how to get what I want in table tennis. I was naive like 'Forrest' but truly believed I would become 'World Champion' one day.   Playing lots is not enough! I played…

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How to Handle Table Tennis Losses

It's an inevitable part of the game "table tennis losses" and it's unavoidable! Greater London Table Tennis Championships I witnessed the Greater London Championships a week ago and watched hundreds of players competing. Each player was trying to win and after speaking to players it was clear that most who lost blamed themselves. Often this is true…

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