SPIN: Tips and tactics to win at table tennis

Table tennis is a weirdly addictive sport. All over the world, an army of amateur table tennis players compete in leagues, tournaments, pub battles, work challenges and ‘friendly’ family games. A 78-year-old can beat a 28-year-old. A 10-year-old can make a grown man cry. To win, you need ninja-like reflexes, the control and coordination of a tightrope-artist, and the tactical dexterity of a chess grandmaster.

In my debut book, I will help you improve your table tennis skills, win more points and win more matches. I share tips on training, service, returning serves, winning points, tactics, playing matches and continual improvement. These are tips which work at amateur level. Tips which are achievable. Tips which will make a difference, even if you only play one hour per week. Are you ready to transform your table tennis game?

SPIN: Tips and tactics to win at table tennis will be published in  September 2020. If you want to be notified when the book is available to purchase, please complete this form.

Contents

1. Amateur table tennis

2. My story

3. Training

  • How long does it take to get “really good” at table tennis?
  • How often should you train?
  • Training with a purpose
  • Three training methods
  • Your training plan

4. Technique

  • My deficient technique
  • What is ‘correct’ technique?
  • Copying the professionals
  • Unorthodox technique
  • Improving your technique

5. Service

  • Legal serves vs illegal serves
  • Improving your serves
  • Solo service practice
  • The perfect serve
  • Long serves
  • Always expect your serve to be returned
  • Service tactics to win cheap points

6. Returning serves

  • Reading spin
  • Shot selection
  • Asserting pressure

7. Winning points

  • What is the best playing style to win at table tennis?
  • Ball placement
  • Spin, speed and power
  • Disruptive shots
  • How do you win points?

8. Tactics

  • The pusher
  • The chopper
  • The blocker
  • The lobber
  • The topspin attacker
  • The mid-distance looper
  • The one-wing attacker
  • The flat hitter
  • The long pimples player
  • The short pimples player
  • The anti-spin player
  • Develop your tactical thinking

9. Playing matches

  • Warm-up
  • Analysing your opponent
  • Game plan
  • Coping with pressure
  • Staying positive
  • The winning secret
  • Reflecting

10. Continual improvement

  • Problem-solving mindset
  • Age is no barrier
  • Overcoming adversity
  • No matter how good you get, there’s always someone better

11. Follow your own path


SPIN: Tips and tactics to win at table tennis will be published in  September 2020. If you want to be notified when the book is available to purchase, please complete this form.