This column discusses how to use a table tennis robot in learning ping pong strokes, styles, and techniques. Richard McAfee is one of America's most active and recognized coaches. Certified as an International Coach by USA Table Tennis, he was selected as a USOC (US Olympic Committee) Developmental Coach of the Year. He organized and directed the Eastern Table Tennis Training Center and the Anderson College Table Tennis Team. He served as the Table Tennis Competition Manager for the 1996 Summer Olympics and recently was selected as an ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation) Pro Tour Director. Currently he is Head Table Tennis Coach at the prestigious Sporting Club At Windy Hill in Atlanta, GA.

Current Articles:

Inside Forehand Loop, by Richard McAfee

Robot Drills For Long Pips Close-to-the-Table Styles, by Richard McAfee


Past Articles By Subject:

Push / Block

Fast Push Techniques, by Richard McAfee
The Chop Block, A Winning Variation, by Richard McAfee
Develop Your Push With Robo-Pong, by Richard McAfee

Drive / Counter / Smash

The Penhold Reverse Backhand, by Richard McAfee
Kill That Chop!, by Richard McAfee


Loop / Topspinning

The Penhold Reverse Backhand, by Richard McAfee
Forehand Loop Against Backspin, by Richard McAfee
Fast Backhand Loop Against Backspin, by Richard McAfee
Backhand Loop Against Topspin, by Richard McAfee
Topspin Defense, by Richard McAfee
Learning the Off-The-Bounce-Loop, by Richard McAfee

Serve

Developing Your Serve Game, by Richard McAfee

Serve Receive

How to Effectively Return Short Services, by Richard McAfee

Drills / Training

The Table Tennis Pyramid Of Success, by Richard McAfee

Drills for Learning the Penhold Reverse Backhand, by Richard McAfee
Robot Doubles Practice Drills, by Richard McAfee

Long Pips Attack and Defense Techniques, by Richard McAfee

Advanced Aerobic Movement Drills, by Richard McAfee
A Great Looping Drill, by Richard McAfee
The Phenomena of Speed and Anticipation, by Richard McAfee
Train Your Chopping Game (Part 1), by Richard McAfee
Train Your Chopping Game (Part 2), by Richard McAfee
Increase Your Reaction Speed Using Newgy Robo-Pong, by Richard McAfee
The Basic Eight, by Richard McAfee

Robot Set-Up / Alternative Uses

Turn Your Newgy Into a World Class Chopper, by Richard McAfee

Styles

Modern Table Tennis Styles, by Richard McAfee
 
Other

Three Basic Principals of All Table Tennis Strokes, by Richard McAfee