In this article, Richard McAfee lists 100 steps that every top player need to take to reach perfection in table tennis. I hope that reading this will be as beneficial to you as it has been to me.
1. Athlete will be able to produce and explain a proper grip, including pressure points.
2. Athlete will be able to demonstrate the proper ready position.
3. Athlete will be able to execute the following basic strokes with correct form, directional control, and with an 80% success rate when fed by coach:
I have personally been training with the Newgy Robo-Pong 2050 for the last 4 years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2l8t3XDuKo I use the robot a couple hours each day to keep my game sharp. Here are some of the features that I really appreciate about the 2050:
1. The setup for my robot only takes one minute. It is always ready for a quick training session at any time of the day or night.
When playing at a local table tennis club, a player generally needs his racket and shoes. However, there are some other items that he might want to include when traveling to a tournament. Below is the list of items that I generally bring:
Spare racket – identical and assembled
Glue sponge applicator
USATT Membership Card
USATT Rule Book
When choosing a beginner racket, there are several key elements to look for.
Choose a racket that has inverted rubber. It should have sponge that is about 1.5 mm with a pips-in topsheet that is slightly grippy.
The speed should be medium-low to allow for best ball control and stroke development.
The weight should be fairly light, especially for juniors.
For tournament use, the rubber must say “ITTF Approved”.