The first Olympic Table Tennis Gold for Japan!

History has been made, mixed doubles was introduced and Japan took the opportunity to steal China’s stranglehold (Olympic TT domination). Mima and Jun were sensational showing the world, a never give up attitude!! They saved 7 match points against Germany and came back from two games down against Xu and Liu (China) in the final.

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Fan Zhendong – Can win the Olympics! #1

World no.1 and possibly the most ferocious player in history. His speed, power and aggression is computer game like! How he is able to blitz every ball machine like? Even the picture demonstrates that he’s super-human. I don’t believe any player is capable of matching his speed and power. The only way he can be beaten is…

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Ma Long – Can win the Olympics! #2
Ma Long World TT Champs 2019

Ma Long – Can win the Olympics! #2

The best player ever! Aged 16 he exploded onto the scene and I immediately connected to him. I told one of my players (Filip Szymanski), that Ma Long will become world no.1. I didn’t know he would go on to become virtually unbeatable! This event is most likely going to be his last and the aim is…

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Timo Boll – Can win the Olympics! Wildcard
Photo, courtesy of Steve Rowe

Timo Boll – Can win the Olympics! Wildcard

Before I reveal my top 3 candidates for the Gold, silver and Bronze, here’s my WILD CARD! Everyone knows Timo, possibly the biggest name in our sport today and is the Roger Federer of TT. Timo is a few months older than me and I was in awe of him when I saw him win the junior…

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Fear Pre-Table Tennis Match
He Has prepared for the big moment

Fear Pre-Table Tennis Match

Many if not all of us have some kind of anxiety and fear pre-table tennis matches! Table Tennis Match Preparation I spoke to one of my students recently about an event they have coming up and how they feel and what is their preparation looking like. It was clear from the start of the conversation that they…

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Importance of Table Tennis Short Touch (Video Blog)
Short Table Tennis Touch

Importance of Table Tennis Short Touch (Video Blog)

How Important is a short touch in modern table tennis? Short Touch In today's modern, (high-level table tennis matches) the short touch is far less seen compared to high-level matches back in the '90s. This is mainly because of the modern backhand flick which enables a player to impart an offensive stroke on near enough any short…

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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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