Tip of the Week: Jerky Strokes and Jerkyitis
Yes, you can cure that terrible disease that plagues table tennis - Jerkyitis. Here's how.
Comments on this Blog
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Funny table tennis terms
Table tennis has some funny terms. Here are three examples:
- Heavy no-spin - a serve where you use an exaggerated motion to make it look like there's spin but instead serve no-spin.
- Fishing - if you don't know what this is, it's explained here.
- Inside-out off-the-bounce sidespin forehand counterloop - say that fast five times.
What are your own favorite table tennis terms, either real or made up?
Americans in China
A lot of USA juniors are training in China this summer, and it's getting lonely at the club without the pitter-patter of their feet as they race around ripping winners past me. Six top juniors from the Maryland Table Tennis Center (my club) are in China training this summer - Tong Gong, Linan Liu, Pamela Song, George & Derek Nie, and Crystal Wang. Others, like John & Nathan Hsu, stayed home, and are training daily with Cheng Yinghua, Jack Huang, Jeffrey Zeng Xun, Sun Ting, and others.
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