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Spin like a pro - How to beat your mates

1) Mix up serves of different length and spin Some examples of advanced serves include medium-long, deep, short, down-the-line, pure spin, pure speed, etc. Serves to the elbow tend to be very effective, since the receiver must quickly decide (and often does not in time) to use a forehand or backhand. 2) Develop a third-ball attack This is where you serve, the receiver receives, and you nail one in for a winner. An example is a short backspin serve, followed by a long push, then a powerful loop.   3) Attack whenever you can, primarily on a long serve It...

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7 Warnings and Tips All New Table Tennis Players Should Be Told Before They Start Playing

7 Warnings and Tips All New Table Tennis Players Should Be Told Before They Start Playing

1. You will have to get used to The Cho. For those who don’t know it’s what a lot of table tennis players shout when they are particularly excited to win a point. In most sports it’s a “come on!” or a loud “Yes!” but in table tennis it’s Cho! Some people love it some people hate it especially when it involves a certain 13 year old Japanese world junior champion. Tomokazu Harimoto - photo via ITTF 2. You will lose horrifically to old people with pimples. Newbies playing against an experienced player with pimples are normally always very one...

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