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  1. Tip of the Day

    Many players stroke with too much arm, with little body rotation. This greatly limits the power they can generate.
  2. Fast, Quick Motions Disguise a No-Spin Serve

    Many players learn to put decent spin on their serves. However, when faced with disguising this spin, they have great difficulty.
  3. Rally Down Faster & Quicker Players

    When faced with a faster or quicker opponent, many players try to match them in speed, and end up losing because of too many unforced errors...
  4. Learn to Adjust to the Shot

    Many players do the same shot over and over against varying incoming balls, whether they are ready for the shot or not...
  5. Tip of the Day - Hidden Serves? Who Needs Them???!!!

    Forget about the virtues of now-illegal hidden serves. Think about the advantages of letting your opponent see contact when you serve!
  6. Tip of the Day - Practice with the Tournament Ball

    At every tournament, there are players who complain that the tournament ball isn’t the one they practice with.
  7. Tip of the Day - Don’t Let Up!

    One of the most common upsets occurs when a player wins the first game very easily and then loses the match. There is such a thing as "second game blues," where you win the first so easily you have difficulty playing all-out in the second game.
  8. Tip of the Day - Examine Your Opponent’s Racket, But Don’t Complain About It!

    Before a match starts, you are allowed to examine your opponent’s racket. Some of your opponents will use surfaces that you might not be used to playing, such as long or short pips, or anti-spin.
  9. Tip of the Day - Coming Back or Beating Stronger Players

    Suppose you are well behind in the first game. Your only way of winning that game is if you play very well, and your opponent plays poorly. Therefore, assume this is true, and play your tactics accordingly!
  10. Tip of the Day - A Trick to Beat a Tricky Pusher

    Some players have very accurate pushes, and will push very wide to your backhand over and over – until they see you stepping around, or even hedging that way.
  11. Tip of the Day - Playing Lobbers

    Players lose way too many points against lobbers. Here are a few tips.
  12. Tip of the Day - When Playing Table Tennis, Take Few "Risks" - and Letting an Opponent Control Play is a Risk!

    The next time you are in a close match, and are worried about making mistakes, and so play safe to avoid any risky shots, consider this.
  13. Tip of the Day - Carry Equipment With You When Flying

    When flying to a tournament, carry your "irreplaceable" equipment with you – especially your racket and shoes, and perhaps your playing clothes.
  14. Tip of the Day - Forehand Attackers Should Sometimes Serve & Backhand Attack

    If you are primarily a forehand attacker, many of your opponents will get used to you serving and looping from your backhand corner.
  15. Tip of the Day - Playing Dead Blockers

    Dead blockers slow the ball down (throwing off your timing), and keep it shorter than you are used to.
  16. Tip of the Day - Practice Service Spin on a Rug!

    It’s often difficult to judge how much spin you are putting on the ball when you practice serves. Without this feedback, it’s not easy to improve your serves. So try this find a large, carpeted room, and practice serving there!
  17. Tip of the Day - Think Strategy, Then Let the Shots Happen

    Between points, think about what you want to do, especially at the start of the rally what serve to use, what type of receives.
  18. Tip of the Day - Shoe Grippiness "El Dente"

    If your shoes aren’t grippy enough, you slide when you play, and so can’t move properly.
  19. Tip of the Day - Inside-Out Forehand Serve

    Many players use the forehand "pendulum" serve. It’s the most popular serve in table tennis.
  20. Tip of the Day - Getting Run Off the Table

    Whoops, you're down a game and this one's going badly, too. How do you stop the bleeding in time -- assuming this is an opponent you might expect to beat?
  21. Tip of the Day - Backhand Serve Deception

    The key to deception on the backhand serve is the elbow.
  22. Tip of the Day - Get the Back Foot Around when Stepping Around

    When stepping around the backhand corner to play a forehand (usually a loop or smash), many players don’t get their back foot around enough.
  23. Tip of the Day - General Rules of Ball Placement When Attacking

    Key places to land the ball to win your next match!
  24. Tip of the Day - Should You Stick With Your Best Shot If It Is Missing?

    The situation: Your best shot is missing, and you are losing because of this. Should you keep using it, or abandon it?
  25. Tip of the Day - Returning Serves Short

    At the highest levels, the most common return of a short serve is a short push, even against a sidespin serve. At the lower levels, most players just push them deep, giving opponents the chance to loop.
  26. Tip of the Day - Playing Against Seemiller Style Players

    No two players play alike, and this applies to those with the Seemiller grip as well.
  27. Tip of the Day - Tournament Experience vs. Practice

    Many players practice for many months, not playing in any tournaments until they feel they are completely ready. They then enter a tournament … and flop.
  28. Tip of the Day - Power Player Control Shots

    There’s nothing an experienced and tactical player likes better than facing a player with big shots but little else. On the other hand, there’s little more scary than an opponent with big shots and ball control to set the big shots up and withstand opponent’s attacks.
  29. Tip of the Day - In a Lopsided Match, What Should the Higher-Rated Player Do?

    Many players have difficulty generating great speed on their regular smashes (i.e. off a relatively low ball, not a lob, which uses a different stroke).
  30. Tip of the Day - Increase Forearm Snap to Increase Smashing Speed

    Many players have difficulty generating great speed on their regular smashes (i.e. off a relatively low ball, not a lob, which uses a different stroke).

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