Whether you want to make the US Olympic Team, win the senior games, or beat your Uncle Bob; it is always a great idea to scout out your competition. In this article, I’m going to describe two separate methods of scouting your table tennis opponent. The first is the long-term method. This is best accomplished by video analysis. The second is short term; this is a more common situation. You enter a tournament and are watching your opponent play the round robin group ten minutes before your match against him. You have never seen him before, and you need to quickly make a game plan.