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What is the World Table Tennis Day? (WTTD)

World Table Tennis Day

Today is International Table Tennis Day. Since 2015, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSP) and World Table Tennis Day (WTTD) have been held on April 6 annually. On this day, we honor the sport of table tennis and all it stands for universality and social inclusion. World Table Tennis Day World Table Tennis Day (WTTD) is … Read more

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Umpire mistake – ball touches net assembly

umpire is wrong

Hello, Today let’s see an example of the mistake of a table tennis umpire. The ball touches the net assembly The incident happened at Singapore Smash Qualifying Round 2, between Leonie HARTBRICH (HUN) and Olufunke OSHONAIKE (NIG). Watch this video:   Who won the point? Was the umpire’s decision correct or did he make a … Read more

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How to Play Pickleball

2021 US Open of Pickleball

As a table tennis coach, I prefer playing table tennis. I think that table tennis is harder since the learning curve is deeper. But if you want a more relaxed and outdoor sport, then here you are, Pickleball. Basic Instructions for Pickleball On a 20′ x 44′ court, pickleball is a badminton-sized game. You can … Read more

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Table Tennis vs Pickleball: Which one is better?

Pickleball or table tennis - which one is better?

As a table tennis coach, I’m also interested in Pickleball. Playing pickleball is a relatively new sport, but it’s already gaining traction across the globe, especially in the US. Table tennis players are naturally drawn to this game for a variety of reasons. The rise of Pickleball in the US Even Tennis (USTA) is worried … Read more

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Table Tennis – Everything about this sport

best point in table tennis between Ma Long and Jun Mizutani

Do you really understand table tennis? Do you know that there are many changes since the foundation of this sport? As a table tennis coach in France, I want to know everything about table tennis. But unfortunately, this topic is not very well covered by the official organization of this sport. I decide to write … Read more

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No-toss serve is super tricky

serve without tossing the ball

In table tennis, you should throw the ball up. It’s the rule. The height of good table tennis serve should be higher than 16 cm. What happens when you serve without tossing the ball? In this Houston WTTC 2021, Adam Bobrow has fun with Zhou Qihao. He is testing the famous “no-toss” serve of Zhou … Read more

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Top 5 countries in table tennis

China Team is too good at table tennis

In what country is table tennis the most popular? The national players from these countries are also the best players in the world. So, which countries love table tennis the most? It’s nice to see Germany, Japan, and Korea posing strong challenges to China’s dominance. Their table tennis skills are legendary. Today, we will see … Read more

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The most basic rule in table tennis for double games

official rules for doubles table tennis

I have explained the most basic table tennis rules for the 1v1 competition. Today, let’s talk about the most basic rule in table tennis for double games (2v2). 01 Serving in double must go right court In the server’s right court, the serve must bounce. Service must be diagonal. (NOTE: landing on centerline is fair). … Read more

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The top 10 most basic rule in table tennis

top 10 official rules in table tennis

Let us help you resolve those garage or workplace conflicts by using the Official Table Tennis Rules. Coach EmRatThich resumes the most basic rules in table tennis with the official ITTF regulations. This list is not comprehensive, but these are frequent areas of disagreement among players. These official table tennis regulations can help you keep … Read more

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The history of table tennis: Some key points to know

The history of table tennis

Some players think that table tennis has its origin in China. No, it’s not correct. So I need to explain to you the origin of our sport – table tennis. Note that, table tennis and ping pong are not the same sport nowadays. Table tennis started in England, but not in China Table tennis began … Read more

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Xu Chenhao illegal serve (study case)

Xu Chenhao illegal serve study case

Today, let’s analyze the serve of Xu Chenhao. Closed training of China Team before Tokyo Olympics Just after the Chinese Trial (Second Leg), the China National Team has arrived in Weihai today (Monday 31 May 2021). A new phase of closed training is about to begin.​​​​ Closed training is very important. This is the final … Read more

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Special Rules of Table Tennis in Olympics Tokyo 2021

Special Rules for Table Tennis in Olympics

Table Tennis Olympics is the most prestigious tournament (Games of the XXXII Olympiad, Tokyo 2021). Therefore, there are some specific rules that you should know. Unlike the normal tournament, there are some different rules than the basic rules in table tennis. Qualification Rules There are limit of participants allowed in Olympic Games table tennis. Here … Read more

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Is Maharu Yoshimura serve legal?

Timo Boll has a hard time to read Yoshimura's serve

In the previous article “Why Yoshimura Serve is so effective?”, there are many opposing opinions. Some said Yoshimura serve is legal. Other players don’t agree. Today we talk about the “Upside-down service” of Yoshimura. Is it really effective? And is this service really illegal? If you don’t know the serving rule, I recommend you read … Read more