Timo Boll – Can win the Olympics! Wildcard
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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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Lin Yun-Ju – Can win the Olympics! #4

Everyone took notice of Lin, when he started to beat the Chinese a couple of years ago! He was aged 17 back then and was given the nickname Silent Assassin! As his nickname suggests he goes about his business in silence and it’s hard to truly know what is going on in his mind and professional life.…

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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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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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Develop Your Table Tennis Belief
develop table tennis belief

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 Balls

How important are table tennis balls and do the characteristics and different ball companies, truly affect your game? The History of Table tennis balls Since I first began playing there has been two major changes to the ball, the size and the material of the ball. These changes can be seen both as a positive and negative.…

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Personal Table Tennis Development
Young Eli Dreaming of Becoming World Champion

Personal Table Tennis Development

Today I want to talk about personal table tennis develop. How and why you should develop your personal game. The Hook It all starts with some kind of trigger; you see a top table tennis player executing beautifully crafted shots, you hear the sound of the ball pinging from side to side, or you play a friend…

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