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Look here for new articles by many of the world's finest table tennis instructors. These ping pong experts will teach you about strokes, strategies, tactics, styles, techniques, drills, and other skills to help you learn more about this wonderful sport of table tennis. Many of these instructions include photos, movies, animated GIF's, diagrams, and other illustrations to help you understand the lessons and improve your training and practice.
We started off with lessons from table tennis expert Larry Thoman from his Robo-Pong Table Tennis Instructional Manual. Now, we will be reaching out to other experts in the sport of Table Tennis to add to the amazing wealth of sports related information available for our customers and the table tennis (ping pong) online community. If you're looking for table tennis tips, advice, lessons, coaching articles, or instructions, you're at the right place!
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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.
D. Reed is a USATT certified National Coach and has been coaching
for over thirty years. In the early nineties he became a full-time
coach, leaving the United States to coach professionally in
Sweden. Currently he is coaching in southern California. His
experience and methods of teaching thousands of beginners and
hundreds of striving serious players should be of interest to
all levels of developing Table Tennis players and coaches. Perhaps
his "best" student is his son, Barney J. Reed who
is one of America's top players and who has been on several
of the US teams to World Championships and other world-class
competitions. He believes that incorporating robots into your
training is a great way to rapidly accelerate your development.
column is a collection of table tennis training tips and advice
by Eric Owens, who is a US Mens Singles Champion, Pan
Am Gold Medalist, North American Doubles Champion, and a multi-time
member of the US Table Tennis Team. Erics training regimen
includes regular practice on a Newgy table tennis robot. Read
this column to get rare glimpses into how a top player integrates
robot practice into his training.
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our Coaching Forum will consist of questions that have been
asked of the staff at Newgy or our replies to questions posed
on the table tennis (ping pong) newsgroup, rec.sport.table-tennis.
We encourage readers to send in your own table
tennis and ping pong questions. All questions cannot be
answered, but we will regularly pick out one of them to answer
in this advice column. Larry Thoman is General Manager of Newgy
Industries, is a certified USATT Regional Coach and is a nine
times Tennessee State Men's Singles and Doubles Champion.
is written by Carl Hardin, a USA Table Tennis certified Assistant
International Coach. He is a master in careful observation and
being able to determine a specific structural weakness in a
student's technique or a vulnerability in their mental attitude.
He believes that a thorough understanding of the "why's"
of the sport are essential to rapid improvement. His Table
Tennis Training Shortcuts DVD takes you inside his
coaching sessions, sharing his knowledge with you in the hope
of making you a better player fast.
will be written by members of the US Paralympic Table Tennis
Team and other distinguished disabled players and the coaches/trainers
who work with them. The authors will describe how they use the
Newgy Robot to improve their skills, tactics, and techniques
and how to modify them for a type of disability. These ping
pong coaching articles should prove especially valuable and
interesting for disabled players or those rehabilitating from
accidents or surgeries. But this column should be equally helpful
to able-bodied players who can learn greater adaptability for
their own games and practices.
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