Is the long serve making a comeback? At the recent World Table Tennis Championships in Suzhou, China, there seemed to be lots of long serves being used by the world’s top players. Intriguing. And then I watched the final of the Croatian Open (22 May 2015). Japan’s Maharu Yoshimura used a lot of long serves, … Read more
I had great pleasure in attending the Werner Schlager Academy between 14 – 17 May 2015. Based in Vienna, it is a training base for over 50 professional table tennis players. It’s one of the main table tennis centre’s in Europe, rivaled in size and facilities only by the German national table tennis centre in … Read more
Many players at the beginner and improver level find it difficult to play forehand topspin strokes against backspin balls during match-play. They might be able to do it in training drills but when it comes to matches it doesn’t work. In this blog post I explain a simple idea for playing more forehand topspins.
At the recent 2015 World Table Tennis Championships in Suzhou, Chinese players were completely dominant. In this blog post I ask whether Chinese dominance is a problem for the sport and what other countries can do to catch-up.