Here are the 8 ping pong tips that Jiejie Liu is sharing.
- Remember that table tennis is just as mental as it is physical, if not more. Different in-game pressures, such as the score, stakes, expectations, spectators, and more, are nearly always present in varying degrees. You are the one who processes such pressures and determines how they affect your performance.
- Keep in mind that no matter what, you will play very well in some tournaments, while you won’t fare your best in others. Inconsistency is ultimately part of being human; try not to stress out too much over the results of a single performance.
- Take advice from others. Spectators and even your opponents often have helpful ideas to suggest because they have comprehensive “big picture” views of your game. Remember that not all of your coaches need that exact title.
- Unless you have hit the jackpot with a single strategy, try to be as versatile as possible in your games. Even then, however, remember to vary your serves, placement, speed, and more. After all, you want to keep the game interesting.
- There are many more ways to win points than executing a sudden killer shot when it comes down to it. Tricky serves, abrupt changes in placement, and pinpointing your opponent’s weakness(s), and more are all important sides of the game, too.
- Don’t be afraid to try something new. If nothing seems to be working in a match, maybe stepping out and attempting to push instead of the loop could lead to a better game. This is also how players ultimately expand their playing prowess and improve.
- One of the many differences between playing in practice and games is that you should never hesitate to fix something that isn’t working in practice. In contrast, if a particular move keeps missing in games, you should switch and try a different tactic at that time and save correcting it for later.
- We all know that this is constantly emphasized, but always stay focused when you’re in a match. There’s not much point in playing a game if not all of your effort and potential goes into it. In essence, you would be cheating yourself, which is the ultimate paradox. Also, nobody likes the discomfort of regret.
Ping Pong Playing Style of Jens Lundquist
Most players win many points when they serve. If you can win more points when you receive your results will be much better.
When you go into the receiving position, you should be relaxed and in a low position.
When you anticipate the ball, stay relaxed and still until the ball is at the net. Then you will be able to see where the ball is going.
If the serve is long, it will also be much easier. It is essential when you receive the reversed spin serve.
The basic to a good return is to attack a half long and long serve.
If the serve is short, go in with the elbow over the table to use the underarm and wrist.
When playing the short ball, you have three possibilities to return:
1. To play the ball back short.
That will disturb the rhythm of the server and allow you to attack yourself.
2. To make a deep push.
If the deep push is quick, you can force the server to push back or make a weak first topspin to take over the initiative.
3. To flick the serve.
That is good if the server is close to the table. Be careful to go out too fast after the flick to be able to keep the initiative.
When you play short or play the deep push, take the ball directly after the bounce. If you flick, take the ball at the top of the bounce.
If you have a good mix of the three, you will have a good chance to score more points as the receiver.
Forehand loop off backspin
Forehand loop-off backspin is my favorite shot. I use my footwork to get in the best position. As I pull my arm back straight, I bend my left knee and twist my hips.
I do the movement relaxed, so the arm is fast, to get good topspin and speed. The center of gravity is in front of the body.
At the impact, I push with my right foot and straighten my left knee. The impact is in front of the body.
I change the spin/speed/height of the ball according to the ball I am hitting. I hit the ball at the top of the bounce.
Good luck! Jens Lundquist