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February 9, 2017

More Table Tennis Tips
Yesterday afternoon I finished proofing and formatting my 12th book, "More Table Tennis Tips." It consists of the 150 Tips of the Week I put online from 2014-2016, but in logical progression. It'll likely be about 240 pages, and should be out around March 1. I blogged about this on Monday. (It's the sequel and companion to Table Tennis Tips.) Last night I sent it out to the "Fearsome Foursome," who are proofing it - Kyle Angeles, Mark Dekeyser, John Olsen, and Dennis Taylor. A great thanks goes to them! (Plus mention in the book, free autographed copies, and appointment to my cabinet when I become U.S. president.)

Here's a funny story. I did all my proofing the last two days at Ledo's Pizza. After I finished yesterday, I returned home with the manuscript in a carry bag, and several slices of pizza in a carry-out box. I was thinking feverishly about the cover - lots of ideas. I opened the refrigerator and began putting the carry bag inside! I stopped, then went to the closet, and sure enough, I'd put the pizza box there, where I keep the carry bags.

Regarding the cover, I've got all sorts of crazy ideas, and may play around with them over the next few days. Me coaching a group of animals, all holding paddles? Me, as Moses, holding the two tablets - "Table Tennis Tips" and "More Table Tennis Tips"? (But the latter would then be a picture of Moses holding the two tablets, one of which would be a picture of Moses holding the tablets, one of which would be a picture of . . . you get the idea.)  Or I could just throw in another picture of me coaching a group of (human) players.

How to Read Your Opponent’s Placement
Here's the new article and podcast (5:49) from Expert Table Tennis.

USATT Insider
Here's the new issue that came out Wednesday.

2018 ITTF World Tour Open for Bidding
Here's the ITTF article.

Table Tennis Lessons from the Super Bowl
Here's the new article from Coach Jon.

Round Rock Texas Lands 2018 NCTTA Championships
Here's the USATT article.

Timo Boll "Ghost" Recovery at the 2017 Europe Top 16
Here's the video (30 sec).

10,000 Ping-Pong Balls on a Trampoline
Here's the video (11:22)! (The first three minutes is mostly setup.)

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