English National Championships Under 10-13’s

It's always a joy to be present at the English National Championships Under 10's 11's 12's and 13's because you see tomorrow's future champions. The Tournament This event was held at Wolverhampton at a lovely venue which has been used for Grand Prix's and Junior British League. I feel the event was run a lot more smoothly…

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Table Tennis Break

How Important is it to take a table tennis break? I read an article about Michael Phelps and to my amazement, he spoke about how he became the greatest swimmer of all time but overworking. He decided to do what others wouldn't do and that meant training 7 days a week for 5 years without a break.…

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Table Tennis Atmosphere
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Table Tennis Atmosphere

Did the English Senior Nationals have table tennis atmosphere? In short no! I must admit, there were huge developments from last year’s nationals. Credit is due when something has been upscaled because it’s easy to criticise from the sideline and as a business owner my self, it can be hurtful when others disrespect or criticise your work…

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English Table Tennis National Championships
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English Table Tennis National Championships

Table Tennis National Championships Another year since the last English Table Tennis Championships. Table Tennis Progress: It’s nice to see TTE taking people’s views and advice. They have introduced an open qualifiers event which enables anyone to qualify. I’m glad and happy this has been implemented but... I would like to see the national event on a…

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Table Tennis Rules

Most people who play or have played know the basic rules in table tennis. If you don’t here’s a link for table tennis rules. Table tennis has and most likely will continue to evolve. Table tennis has evolved so much that many recreational table tennis or (ping pong) players abide by the older rules. Such as celluloid…

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Develop Your Table Tennis Belief
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Develop Your Table Tennis Belief

I know it’s easy to say, table tennis belief can be developed. Before We Believe:   I think the biggest issue we all have is hearing, listening and doing what others do. I don’t like this saying but it’s so true “most are sheep” which often kills potential. We are the most privileged species on the planet,…

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Table Tennis Culture in Belgium

Wow, the table tennis culture in Belgium is so different. Playing table tennis in the Belgium League Nearly 20 years ago I played in Belgium at a club called Soka. The club had plenty of teams ranging from lower divisions through to the top division ‘Super Liga’. The Belgique super league has been famous for many years…

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Table Tennis Bad Boys & Girls

Are you a table tennis bad boy or girl? We all get angry or upset sometimes I don’t care who you are, you will have times when things don’t go your way and that inner demon pops out. You may scream or shout, you may throw your bat or kick the table or use verbal abuse towards…

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How Important Is Table Tennis Technique

When I first started coaching 19 years ago, I was obsessed with having a good table tennis technique. I am not 100% as to why but I remember coaching my players and making sure they possessed solid technique on all strokes. Experience: I got plenty of good results producing many England players and thought I was doing…

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