Suppose you face an opponent who serves short, and loops your long returns, even if you flip them.
When an opponent serves short to the forehand, many players reach in and return it with a nearly stiff wrist, and invariably go crosscourt with a forehand flip.
Suppose you’ve hit a quick, hard shot, and your opponent has moved five feet back to return the ball with a counterdrive or soft topspin.
Many players develop strong rally shots. However, they are often very, very predictable. An opponent can anticipate where each ball is going early in your stroke, and so always has lots of time to get to the ball.
When an opponent goes to your wide forehand, they give you an extreme angle into their wide forehand.
Carry a spare bottle of liquid rubber cleaner.
What does it mean to move up a level in table tennis? I’d define two players to be on different levels if it would be a major upset if one defeated the other.
You’re out of position, and your about to do a backhand chop to stay in the point.
One of the more effective ways to receive backspin serves to the backhand is with a right-off-the-bounce backhand topspin flip.
What could be more impressive than beating your non-table tennis friends and relatives very badly in table tennis? Beating them with ordinary household objects?
To play table tennis effectively, you need to have a calm, clear mind. How often have you actually played a tournament where you entered every match with a calm, clear mind?
A tall player’s forehand and backhand shots are farther apart than a short player’s. So he is weaker in the middle area, where he has to decide whether to hit a forehand or backhand.
Conventional wisdom is usually correct that’s why it’s conventional. The problem is that if everyone follows conventional wisdom, opponents get used to it, and so become strong against what should give them trouble.
There is nothing more infuriating than losing to a patient chopper who lets you beat yourself with your own errors.