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Tom's Table Tennis Tips


Here are my latest table tennis videos and articles. Tips this issue on the serve + 3rd ball attack and how to do forehand attacks down the line. You can also read about my league season and my views on how long it takes to get good at table tennis.


New videos and articles
Serve + 3rd ball attack – with Craig Bryant

In this video, top coach and service expert, Craig Bryant, explains how to use your serves to set up 3rd ball attacks. This is where you serve, your opponent returns your serve and you take advantage of any weak or predictable balls with a strong attack. In the video Craig discusses expecting your serve to be returned, anticipating how your serve will be returned, ball placement of your 3rd ball attack and much more.

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League champions at last – a review of my league season

We won the league! Having finished second for the past two seasons, this year we finished top of Division 1 in the Cambridge league. Hooray! I am chuffed. This is my first ever Division 1 title in local league. I finished with a 63% win percentage, which is my highest total in Division 1 so far. In this blog post, I look at what went well during the season and what areas of my game let me down and need improving. 

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Forehand attack down the line…A simple shot to win cheap points

In this video I share a simple but very effective tactic of attacking with your forehand down the line. Most players are very good at forehand attacks cross-court. But forehand attacks down the line can be an even better shot. In the video I explain why you should do forehand attacks down the line and how to do it. I also show three simple exercises to help you develop a strong forehand attack down the line. 

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From the archive
How long does it take to get really good at table tennis?

Table tennis is a very complex sport, with lots of different shots, spins and playing styles, played at a frighteningly fast pace. There is a lot to learn and master. It does takes time to get really good at table tennis. But how long? Can you become a really good table tennis player very quickly or will it take years and years? And what’s the best way to improve quickly? Let’s explore these questions…

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Training balls

With the league season over, I have been testing out some training balls. I really like the GEWO Training Club 40+ balls. Very high quality. The Xushaofa 40+ balls have been around for a while and are still great to play with. And if you're looking for some more affordable but still good quality balls, I recommend the Impact Top balls (which are available in white and orange).

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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