Show #344 - Be Born Earlier in the Year

10 months ago


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In another exciting yet normal episode, we discuss how being born later in the year may be a big advantage in your sporting career. Of course we answer your table tennis questions and have some fun along the way.

Playing Leftie's Pendulum Sidespin

Ryan - How should I return a Left-Hander's Pendulum side Spin or Side-Top Spin Long Serve. I have been struggling to return it during Doubles. Any idea? Kindly suggest any idea. I have been returning them using a weird backhand flick which is not so consistent. This make me concede cheap points.

Lobbing Playing Style

Jason - I’ve watched Adam Bobrow play table tennis, his style is quite more different. His style is more defensive,  a lobbing playing style. Is this an really style you could play, or a risky one? You almost never see his style anywhere.

Thick or Thin

Phil - Can you say when purchasing new rubbers which way do you go as a moderate newbie i look at the different thicknesses & a" MIST " arises, is the choices too much or do they all have a purpose?

Clipping the Net

Kwokching - I was left frustrated since if I had win that point I might have won but their argument was that it clipped the net and it shouldn't be my point  and I know that as long as it's cross the net it's fine with two bouncesand lucky a qualified sport teacher came across later to point out to students that if it clips the net it a point or that they just got lucky but as long as it cross the net it's fine. So what's your view on that should the rules be changed or kept the way they should as the rule book says. Frustrated when I lose playing by the rules... It's also very frustrating that most of my friends don't throw the ball high enough and with a close palm and I lose when they do that. 

Links in this Episode

The Relative Age Effect

Investigating the Relative Age Effect

Table Tennis Rules Videos