by Nicholas Griffin
2014 National Team Trials - March 7-9, 2014 - Fort Worth, TX, USA
Not all of the dust has settled yet but I wanted to take just a moment to reflect on all that we attempted to do.
Dead blockers slow the ball down (throwing off your timing), and keep it shorter than you are used to.
At every tournament, there are players who complain that the tournament ball isn’t the one they practice with.
International stars, Olympians, and collegiate champions from all corners of the world will be in attendance at the 2014 Cary Cup in Cary, North Carolina. Players from Canada, Mexico, Iran and Taipei will be on duty in addition to former Chinese super league players.
Congratulations to Tahl Leibovitz (para), Ariel Hsing (female), and Kanak Jha (male) on a terrific set of December performances!
Many players do the same shot over and over against varying incoming balls, whether they are ready for the shot or not...
USATT will be entering 2 players per class, and if each class at Para Pan American Championship has its own event, then additional 1 player per class could be entered (when 2 classes are combined, only 4 players per country could play in 2 classes combined, which eliminates possibility for 3rd player per class to be entered).
Image courtesy of ITTF.
The ITTF present the best kids in the world from Vancouver!
Image courtesy of JOOLA USA.
Forget about the virtues of now-illegal hidden serves. Think about the advantages of letting your opponent see contact when you serve!
Reported by Carl Danner, HPC Chair