Coaching Corner

Table Tennis CoachingTable Tennis Cairns has a number of highly experienced coaches and players that are always keen to help you develop your skills. While it is preferential to receive coaching instruction face to face, we understand that this is not always possible which is why we’ve created the Coaching Corner. Hopefully the information below will assist you to develop your game on your own or at least help with your understanding of the skills.

New lessons will be added to the Coaching Corner periodically so please check back from time to time.  You are always welcome to attend one of the sessions at Table Tennis Cairns and receive face to face coaching.

Choosing The Best Bat – Your Blade

Choosing the best equipment is a huge key to developing as a player. Table tennis bats are made of 2 components… # The blade (the wooden part of the bat). # 2 sheets of rubber. In this post we’ll talk about choosing a blade. There’s a full report here on why certain blades suit developing …

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How To Develop Fantastic Footwork

Footwork is a serious weakness for most players. The reason most players struggle with footwork is because they haven’t taken the time to build strong foundations. Put in simple terms footwork is about moving to the perfect position to play the ball and moving into the perfect stance for the stroke you’re executing. This takes …

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Serving To Win

There is no more important skill in table tennis than the serve. Serving is your first chance to win a point and your opponent can do absolutely nothing to stop you from serving. If you want really strong serves (and you’ll need them if you want to excel at an elite level) then you need …

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Table Tennis Stance

Table Tennis Stance

Table Tennis Foundation Skill # 1: The Stance A large percentage of problems in producing power, receiving recurring injuries, poor footwork and poor technique stem from an incorrect stance (or starting position). A good stance allows a player to move quickly around the court allowing the player to use every muscle possible to exert power …

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The Vital Importance Of Grip

Holding your bat correctly is a huge key to playing both at the basic level and at more advanced levels. If your grip is not correct it makes it difficult or impossible to develop power and spin in strokes. This video covers the basics of grip… At a higher level of play the grip is …

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