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Serve Return Simplified

Try this 1 weird-simple trick!

 
 
 
Serve Return Simplified
 
 
There are 2 primary ways to read the spin – watch the racket and watch the bounce.  The pitfall that devastates most beginner/intermediate players is the timing.  When they don’t know the spin, they panic and trap the ball too quickly.  The correct move is to wait.  Wait.  If you couldn’t tell the spin from the contact point when your opponent touched the ball, then wait.  Let the ball rise, then even drop a bit before returning it. 
How does that make the return easier?  There are 5 ways…
 
 

8 SLUMP-BUSTING TIPS

How do I GET OUT of this slump?

 
 
 
 
At some point in your playing career, you have probably encountered a bad slump.  How long will the slump last?  …sometimes a day, a month, or a year.  In this article, I’m going to give you several tips on how to get out of a slump.
 
#1 Rest Your Mind

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Seven Ways to Boost Your Immune System
By Heather Dubina
 
With the recent covid-19 virus and the subsequent stay at home orders across the country, you might be wanting to boost your immune system as you start to get back to your normal activities, including playing table tennis!
 
1. Get plenty of rest- resting helps your body fight off infections and helps your daily performance. Sleeping for 6-8 hours replenishes and strengthens your physical body and helps you think clearly.
 

Just play the game! ...OR

...Or call an umpire?

 
 
 
 
In the US, most tournament matches are not umpired.  However, you can request an umpire if there is a problem.  So when should you seek help from a tournament official?  You should get help when your opponent is getting an unfair advantage from something like his serve. 
 
Get an umpire if…
1. Your opponent is throwing the ball into the racket and getting an unfair advantage
2. Your opponent is hiding the ball and getting an unfair advantage

Lucky Balls

Learn about returning nets and edges!

 
 
Returning Nets and Edges
 
     Many championship matches are won and lost on “lucky balls” – nets and edges.  At the elite level, returning nets and edges is a skill that takes years to master.  Today, I’m going to give several tips on how to safely land these balls. 
 
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