Table Tennis at the Olympic Games

PingSkills Show

In this show I talk about my memories of the 2000 Olympic Games andshow some of the original team uniform and other memorabilia. We also have our regular segments:

Tip of the Week - 13:16 How to get off to a good start in matches.

Drill of the Week - 17:50 Forehand anywhere in honour of Ryu Seung Min and his incredible footwork.

Remember When - 19:43 We go back to the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens where Ryu Seung Min shocked the World and won the Olympic Gold Medal in the Men's Singles.

Tournament Wrap - 25:18

Forehand in a Match - 34:17 Praanesh: I am able to play the forehand rally separately when practicing but I cannot play it in a match. How can I rectify this?

Applying Backhand Success to the Forehand - 35:52 Linh: I have a really good backhand and can utilise my wrist effectively on that side. How can I apply this to my forehand stroke?

Using the Waist When Serving - 37:23 Eugene: Is it necessary to rotate the waist when serving or is it enough to just use the arm and wrist?

Competition Mindset - 38:54 Ryan: I have an amateur tournament tomorrow, and this is my first. I have done much practice but I am still nervous about tomorrow's results. May I know any tips to boost my mindset or maintain a sense of Zen and sanity before and during the competition. Thanks in advance!

Repositioning After Hitting the Ball - 41:04 Eugene: After hitting the ball where should I move so that I can position myself for the next ball?

Ma Long at the London Olympics - 42:14 Nasco: Is Ma Long participating in the London Olympics? I found that Xu Xin and Ma Lin are also not in those Olympic Games.

PingSkiller Mail - 43:06 We discuss some of the mail we received regarding our last show Table Tennis for All #272.

The music used in today's show was Far Away by MK2 and is from the YouTube Audio library.

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Keith Foot

Keith Foot Posted 4 years ago

Like the  show! One small point:

At 26:50 you mention China winning in 1996 in Barcelona. Wasn't Barcelona ....1992 ?


david palethorpe

david palethorpe Posted 4 years ago

can the banana flick or strwberry flick be used against both top spin and back spin ?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 years ago

Hi Keith,

Oops Barcelona was 1992...

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 years ago

Hi David,

They can be used against topspin serves.  You have too alter your bat angle to come over the ball more.

felix Oak

felix Oak Posted 4 years ago

very good vid thx so for making the vid

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 years ago

Thanks Felix

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