|Tip of the Month Winner|
Congratulations to Nick Snider of Cincinnati, OH for his contributions to the Coaching Forum contest. The winning entry is listed below for your review and implementation into your training program.
Increase Consistency And Precision
Here is a great tip if you find that your stroke is too big. Normally, the bigger your swing the less consistent you are. The Newgy Robot can help you develop shorter more precise swings. Place the large target at the center back of the table. Put the ball speed somewhere between 4 to 6 depending on your level and frequency, 4 to 5. Make the target worth 1 point and set the game time to 1 or 2 minutes. Go ahead and use your normal strokes and see how you score. If you win, note by how much you win by and if you lose, note how much you lost by. Now try it again except this time stay close to the table the whole time and put this in the front of your mind. (SHORT, CONTROLLED, and QUICK strokes). If you stick with this you will begin to notice that you are beating the robot by a larger margin as you progress in time. I have used this theory with the different size targets at different locations on the table. I can still generate plenty of pace and spin on the ball using shorter strokes. The biggest benefit of all is consistency. Good luck to all!
(Editor's Note: Nick is using the optional Pong-Master target game in this drill.)