Hugo Calderano – Can win the Olympics! #5

I’ve watched Hugo, ever since I witnessed him beating Timo Boll about 6 years ago I believe, in the Bundesliga. His unique style, big backhand and a never ending multi-skills ability, is nothing but mind boggling! His work ethic is a thing of beauty, and it’s clear to see the urgency in upscaling his game and level.…

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Dima Ovtcharov – Can win the Olympics! #6
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Dima Ovtcharov – Can win the Olympics! #6

I’ve watched Dima, grow over the past 15 years and become a world class athlete!Hiss work ethic is possibly the highest in European TT, and his achievements can mostly be credited to relentlessness. Achievements: Former World no.1 European champion Olympic Bronze World Cup winner Has beaten every player on the circuit accept for Ma Long! Can Dima…

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Why are they the best?!

Put aside numbers for a minute, (we all know TT is played in the masses there) but numbers does not guarantee success! It’s a collaborative system, structure and team work…Unity enables China to dominate TT like no other sport on the planet.If we truly want to compete with China, we must unite nationally and internationally.I have the…

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Table Tennis Mistakes

It doesn't matter your level, we all make mistakes in table tennis, in fact, we all make mistakes in life. The Best Way to Learn I am constantly looking for ways in which I can grow and develop both myself and those I coach. I'm yet to find a better learning path that is done via mistakes,…

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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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Table Tennis Flow (How to Enter Into a Zone State)
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Table Tennis Flow (How to Enter Into a Zone State)

Table Tennis flow or 'zone state' is possibly one of the hardest things to master and few know how to enter that special dimension. As a young player Kids, enter a flow state naturally when they are engaged in something they enjoy doing. Nothing seems to affect their concentration and I believe that's why their cognitive responses…

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Table Tennis Obsession

I have never seen a top achiever without some kind of obsession, do you have a table tennis obsession? and what are the effects? Addiction I think most have some kind of addiction whether it be social media, eating, smoking, running, these things in our lives give us the high's we crave. Many perceive addictions as negative…

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Inner Game by Timothy Gallwey
The Inner Game

Inner Game by Timothy Gallwey

I will be attending the inner game conference held by Timothy Gallwey himself in Hertfordshire University on April 29th, 2019. It's a full day packed with guest speakers and information provided to uplift your sporting game. If you wish to be a part of this special event see details below. “Knowledge is Power” I’ve grown as a…

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Table Tennis Rivalry
Roger Federer and Raphael Nadal Rivalry

Table Tennis Rivalry

I believe table tennis rivalry whether it be; coaching, players, clubs, etc. is and should be seen as a healthy form of development. Table Tennis Player As a player, one of the best ways to grow and develop yourself is by having a person or persons seen as rivals. Great examples of rivalry in sport include Roger…

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