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Featured Club: Lower Shore Table Tennis Club

Filed under: Newgy — Tags: , , — by Jena on January 27, 2015 @ 2:48 pm

 

The Lower Shore Table Tennis Club, in Eden, Maryland, is a program conceived and operated by the Lower Shore Parkinson’s Support Group, Inc. - a tax-exempt public charity under IRS Code Section 501 (c) (3). The fees, membership charges and donations enable them to cover operating expenses for the purpose of providing a fun and therapeutic form of exercise, through table tennis, for members of the Parkinson’s community without cost. 

The LSTTC is open to the public for a per-visit “drop in” donation. Individuals with Parkinson’s disease may play for free.

This USATT affiliated club features six ping pong tables, court barriers and a Newgy Robo-Pong 2050 table tennis robot.  Open play, leagues, competitions and events are offered here.

The Lower Shore Table Tennis Club is located in the Crown Sports Center at 28410 Crown Rd, Eden, MD 21822.

For more information about the Lower Shore Table Tennis Club, visit www.lsttclub.org.

Table Tennis – the Ultimate Brain Sport

Filed under: Newgy — Tags: , — by Jena on January 21, 2015 @ 2:55 pm

 

Table tennis not only provides many physical fitness benefits, it also helps keep your mind sharp. While you are getting a full-body cardio workout, you are also exercising your brain at the same time.

Table tennis activates different parts of your brain simultaneously and stimulates overall awareness. The unpredictability and fast pace of the game help to sharpen your alertness and decision making abilities. Throughout the game, you are constantly making split-second decisions by anticipating your opponent’s moves.

The sport also helps to improve hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, balance and quick reflexes.

Many people appropriately describe table tennis as “aerobic chess” because it involves so much concentration and strategy.

Unlike most other sports, there is little to no risk of brain or head injuries in table tennis.

Playing table tennis can be an amazing stress reliever too!

So if you’re looking for a way to workout both your body and your brain at the same time, play table tennis!

 

Robo-Pong – Your New Workout Partner

Filed under: Newgy — Tags: , , , — by Jena on January 5, 2015 @ 1:51 pm

 

Are you looking for a new and fun way to exercise and get fit in 2015? How about ping-pong! Playing ping pong is not only a fun and social game, it can also be a great workout.

If you don’t have anyone to play ping pong with, or at least not anyone that can really challenge you and get you moving, then the Robo-Pong is the perfect workout partner for you!

Playing ping pong with Robo-Pong is a great cardio workout and can really get your heart rate up. You can burn up to 500 calories or more per hour depending on the settings, intensity levels and drills you choose.

Playing ping pong with Robo-Pong provides a low-impact workout while still allowing you to reach your exercise and health goals, no matter what age or fitness level you’re at.

Exercise in general is known to help reduce stress and using the Robo-Pong is no exception. Plus, it’s fun, so you’ll want to work out with your Robo-Pong every day.

Besides the physical benefits of playing table tennis with Robo-Pong, it also has many mental benefits such as helping to improve your focus, hand-eye coordination and reflexes.

Now is a great time to start your new workout with Robo-Pong! Choose from five different models at www.newgy.com.

The Top 5 Reasons That Make ROBO-PONG the Perfect Holiday Gift

Filed under: Newgy — Tags: , , , — by Jena on December 16, 2014 @ 10:20 pm

 

1.) Practically anyone can play ping pong with Robo-Pong – any age, gender, skill or athletic level.

2.) Learn a new sport. Did you know table tennis is an Olympic Sport? If you already play, advance your table tennis skills and take your game to the next level.

3.) Playing ping pong with Robo-Pong is a great workout, for both your body and your brain. You can really work up a sweat, burn lots of calories and help improve your hand-eye coordination and balance.

4.) Robo-Pong is the perfect ping pong partner. It’s always ready to go and won’t ever get tired.

5.) Most of all, it’s fun! It’s fun to play Robo-Pong solo or with friends and family.

Bonus: Robo-Pong is available in five different models, so there’e one for everyone’s budget and level of play. It’s also user-friendly and easy to set up, take down, store and transport.

This holiday season, you can’t go wrong… with Robo-Pong!

The Surprise Move in Table Tennis

Filed under: Samson Dubina — Tags: , , , , , , — by Jena on December 14, 2014 @ 2:12 pm

By Samson Dubina

Most offensive table tennis players try to serve short and receive short.  If you are an offensive player, I would recommend that you use this strategy… most of the time.

If you serve long and push long, then your opponent will have plenty of swinging room and likely loop first, forcing you into a defensive position.  A short, low serve is much more difficult to attack because the table is in the pathway of the loop.  However, after you have used this strategy for several points, a smart or observant opponent will probably catch on and begin pushing back short.  Once he has proven that he also has the ability to push back short, your plan will be stopped because in return it will be difficult for you to use your strong loop.  For this reason, I would recommend an occasional long push or long serve to the backhand.  When pushing long or short, I recommend pushing quick, off-the-bounce for several reasons.

#1 – By pushing off-the-bounce, you will be able to disguise both short and long pushes with the same backswing.

#2 – By pushing off-the-bounce, you will be able to keep your push much lower.

#3 – By pushing off-the-bounce, you will be able to take the reaction time away from your opponent for an even faster surprise.

If you mistakenly let the push rise to the top-of-the-bounce or even drop, then your opponent will likely be able to predict a long push and your push will often be much slower.  As a surprise, it is critical that you quickly move your body forward by stepping forward with your right foot, lean over the table, stop your body momentum, and lightly brush the ball just after it contacts your side of the table.

So why should you push long to the backhand instead of long to the forehand or middle? Table tennis players have a much larger hitting zone on the forehand and middle.  Even if you surprise your opponent to the forehand, it will be quite easy for him to recover, even if the push is slightly higher, lower, deeper, shorter, faster, or slower.  There are many positions that he can contact the ball and still safely make a forehand loop.  With the backhand loop, the body is in the way.  A quick surprise push will be so sudden to your opponent that he will not have time to move back nor will he have time to rotate his body to the side.  With a small hitting zone, your opponent will likely be forced to push back, which will set up your strong looping game.

Now let’s reverse roles…  So what if your opponent uses the long push to your backhand?  What should you do?  That’s exactly what I’m going to demonstrate for you in this 2 minute video clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN1RZx-DWDs

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