When players I coach progress from beginner to intermediate standard, I encourage them to buy a better bat. But what the heck should they buy? There are just so many bats available – all with different levels of speed, spin and control. For a player who is buying their first ‘proper’ bat, it can be quite an overwhelming experience. But do not worry, help is at hand. In this blog post, I share the advice I give to the intermediate players I coach (including specific recommendations). I hope my advice helps you too…
Choosing a table tennis bat can be a daunting experience, as there is just so much choice available. In this blog post I share my tips on buying a new table tennis bat for beginners, improvers and advanced players, including specific recommendations and links where you can buy.
The winter league season has started. There are regulars playing for the umpteenth season, rekindling old rivalries and trying to achieve their highest ever win percentage. But there are also lots of people playing their first ever league season, who are struggling to win a single set, let alone an entire match. If you’re a new player, make sure you read this blog post. I have some great tips on how to survive your first season.
Social table tennis (or ping pong) has become very popular in the UK over the past few years. But for many social players, joining a table tennis club can be quite a daunting experience. In this blog post, I give some top tips on how make the transition from social player to club player.
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.