Short pause from blogging

Short pause from blogging

I’m taking a short pause from my table tennis blog because of illness. I was admitted to hospital last week and diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. Fortunately I was diagnosed and treated quickly, so I was able to avoid some of the really bad complications you can get with the infection. I am now recovering at … Keep reading

Table tennis training camps in UK and Europe

Table tennis training camps in UK and Europe

A great way to improve your table tennis skills is to attend a table tennis training camp. There’s usually a lot of group training drills, focusing on technique, movement, service, receive and match-play. Some training camps will also include 1-to-1 coaching, so you can really work on your own specific needs. In this blog post, I list the best training camps in Europe and the UK.  Keep reading

(Video) A simplified approach to returning serves

(Video) A simplified approach to returning serves

Returning serves can be really tough. One of the big reasons is ‘uncertainty’. You don’t know what the server is going to do. In this coaching video I share an approach to returning serves – a simplified way – which reduces decision making and uncertainty. This approach will hopefully help you return more of those tricky serves you struggle with. Keep reading

A light-hearted look at the Team World Cup 2018

A light-hearted look at the Team World Cup 2018

Last week, I went to the Quarter Final session of the Team World Cup in London. I could write a gushing blog post about how amazing all the professional players are, but I don’t fancy doing that. Instead, I thought I’d write some light-hearted ramblings about my experience. So stick with it. I’ll try and entertain you with my witty (this might be pushing it) table tennis anecdotes and observations. Keep reading

Guide to buying a table tennis table

Guide to buying a table tennis table

So you want to buy a table tennis table? It’s not an easy decision. There’s a lot of choice available. In this blog post, I share advice about how you can tell a good quality table from a poor one, which brands are best, how much you should spend and where you can buy. I also give specific recommendations on which table tennis tables to buy for your home, club and school. Keep reading