Monday, 22 January 2018

How to Defy the Odds and Make a Comeback in a Match

Well it has been quite a long time since I have added to my Coaching Blog and with a new year turning over there is no better time like the present to try and get some new help topics out there. This blog is on how to look a large score deficit in the face and fight back to win a match. We saw this on a couple of occasions in 2017 including Xu Xin's intense 7th game comeback against Lin Gaoyuan and also Timo Boll's famous comeback against Lin Gaoyuan as well, without meaning to pick on one person of course.

Timo Boll's massive comeback against Lin Gaoyuan

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Guangdong Steps Up on Home Ground in Shenzhen

The Guangdong Team prepared for an epic showdown on November the 4th as they stood before their home crowd against a difficult opposition. Led by Coach and Chinese legend Guo Yuehua along with Chinese National Team member Hao Shuai, the Guangdong team would face off with Shandong Luneng, a team of formidable opposition.

Guangdong and Shandong Luneng players warm-up

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Is Conformity of Styles Hurting the Sport of Table Tennis?

This is a topic that you may have considered subconsciously but never really discussed. Maybe when I talk about it you will notice. I spoke to a couple of players during the World Table Tennis Championships, legends of the sport, one in particular was Jorgen Persson - 1991 World Table Tennis Champion. A big topic for me with the players from past generations is what they think about the progression and changes in the sport. Here is some food for thought about 'conformity of styles'.

Is table tennis losing diversity of style and character?

Saturday, 26 August 2017

How Training Drill Selection Can Impact Your Improvement

Training hard and working up a sweat is one way to improve but there are some small details that can restrict you from reaching your potential. One of these key factors is choosing the right training drills, failure to do so can stifle your improvement. I will explain why.

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Improve by choosing the right training drills

Monday, 5 June 2017

Sweden's Golden Era Legend - Interview with Jorgen Persson

It was my great honour to catch up with Sweden's legend Jorgen Persson at the 2017 Liebherr ITTF World Table Tennis Championships in Dusseldorf, Germany. Jorgen has been one of the most prominent players in the sport, helping a powerful Swedish team to reach the top of the world and repel a strong Chinese movement. Hope you enjoy the interview!

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Full Name: Jorgen Persson
Date Of Birth: April 22, 1966
Nation represented: Sweden
Highest World Ranking: 1
Jorgen Persson - Courtesy of ITTFWorld