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Table Tennis Tips
by Larry Hodges (Goodreads Author)
Here are 150 Tips to help your table tennis game, by Larry Hodges - a member of the U.S. Table Tennis Hall of Fame, a U.S. National Coach, and an ITTF Certified Coach. They compile in logical progression three years' worth of Tips of the Week from TableTennisCoaching.com. They cover all aspects of the game: Serve, Receive, the Strokes, Grip and Stance, Footwork, Tactics, ...more
Kindle Edition, 228 pages
Published May 17th 2014
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This book focuses on "soft skills" of table tennis. It does not teach you the basics of various shots/serves/receives or how to fine tune your shots/serves/receives. It focuses on what makes a specific shot good (e.g., what are the characteristics of a good and effective push?), playing tactics and strategy, training, mental preparation, and numerous other good practices that is often disregarded by players without dedicated coaching and dedicated/limited practice regiment. The writing style of ...more
Larry Hodges, from Germantown, MD, was going to be a math professor (bachelor's in math), but science fiction writing and table tennis (yes, ping-pong) sidetracked him, and now he writes (and coaches the latter) for a living. He is an active member of Science Fiction Writers of America with over 70 short story sales. "Campaign 2100: Game of Scorpions" is his third novel, and combines three of his ...moreMore about Larry Hodges...