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Table Tennis Tactics: Your Path to Success



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Cardinal Pub Group
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This is the edition with a publication date of 4/15/2010.

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This book contains a collection of all aspects of table tennis tactics for young players. It helps you to read your opponent's game and to decide how to play against forehand or backhand dominant players. It contains numerous photos and illustrations, a self-test questionnaire, portraits of the best table tennis players, the official rules and tactical know-how.

Author Biography

\Klaus-M Geske is a qualified physical education teacher. From 200 to 2008 he was the national youth coach for the Flemish Table Tennis Association in Belgium. He is also actively involved in coaching training at regional and international level. Jens Mueller was coach to the German national deaf table tennis team between 1997 and 2004.

Table of Contents

Greeting fromp. 9
Forewordp. 10
Before We Startp. 13
Ball Placementp. 15
Elbowp. 17
Scattering Anglep. 20
Implications for Training and Competitionp. 21
Conclusionp. 22
A Brief Glance Beyond Our Sportp. 23
Racket Gripp. 23
The Grip Table According to Ísth and Fellkep. 26
Implications for Training and Competitionp. 27
Game Typesp. 27
Characteristics of a forehand-dominant playerp. 27
Tips for Playing Against Forehand-dominant Playersp. 29
Characteristics of a backhand-dominant playerp. 31
Tips for Playing Against Backhand-dominant Playersp. 32
Summaryp. 33
Drillsp. 34
Pacep. 37
Fast or Slow?p. 37
Changes of Pacep. 38
Drillsp. 39
Flight Heightp. 41
Generalp. 41
Lobbingp. 43
The Problem of Timep. 44
Playing Against Defensep. 44
Drillsp. 45
Spinp. 47
Producing Spinp. 47
Identifying Spinp. 50
Backspinp. 50
Topspinp. 53
Sidespinp. 55
Drillsp. 59
Chop Drillsp. 59
Topspin and Block Drillsp. 59
Flip Drillsp. 60
Special Kinds of Rubbersp. 61
Pips-In Rubbersp. 62
Antisp. 63
Pips-Out Rubbersp. 64
Short Pipsp. 64
Long Pipsp. 66
Mid-length Pipsp. 69
Service Tacticsp. 71
Service Feintsp. 74
Feints With or Without Spinp. 74
The 'Windscreen Wiper' Principlep. 74
The Reversal Principlep. 76
Tips for Service Trainingp. 77
Risk Assessmentp. 78
Risk Phasesp. 79
Epiloguep. 84
The Official Rulesp. 85
The Order of Serving, Receiving and Endsp. 85
The Expedite Systemp. 88
Table Tennis Rulesp. 90
Final Questionnairep. 98
Answersp. 101
Profiles of a Few Former and Current Table Tennis Stars (and those to come)p. 102
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Photo Creditsp. 117
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