How to play the Backhand Flick!

Fan Zhendong has stormed on the international scene with his ferocious backhand. Often Fan will use this weapon from his forehand side which has helped move him into the top 3 world ranked players.

Source: http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?10911-Fan-Zhendong-How-to-play-the-Backhand-Flick

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Helping Andrew Williams who is also a coach at Sarasota table tennis club


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Sherlyn Barvie Perez Wins 2014 Florida State Closed Championship Elite Group

2014 Florida state closed table tennis championship winner of elite group 11 years old Sherlyn Barvie Perez.Congratulations from proud coach Gary Fraiman.

Sherlyn Barvie Perez Wins 2014 Florida State Closed Championship Elite Group

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Table Tennis: Young vs Experience

Table Tennis: Young vs Experience

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MID-FLORIDA TABLE TENNIS TOUR-JULY CLASSIC 2014 RESULTS

MID-FLORIDA TABLE TENNIS TOUR-JULY CLASSIC 2014 RESULTS
11 years Sherlyn Barvie – Perez second place in Elite class
Michal Krecek 4 th place , both  players from Sunrise table tennis club in Clearwater , Fl   students of coach Gary Fraiman.
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Sherlyn Barvie Perez Wins Gold Medal U2100 Event

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Congratulation to11 years old Sherlyn Barvie Perez  for winning gold medal U2100 event at 2014  Florida Sunshine State Games in Lakeland ,FL ON JUNE 21 ,2014

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Table Tennis Exhibition Event in Orlando

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OCOEE — Mark Hazell, 22, who has a degree in philosophy, played for several hours. Ten-year-old Timothy Lee and his 8-year-old brother Aydin played for about 10 minutes.

Michael McFarland, 46, has made it his life’s work.

All four played table tennis Sunday at West Oaks Mall during a Father’s Day exhibition designed to expand the sport in the Orlando area.

McFarland, a former Florida state champion from Largo, was the organizer on behalf of the Florida Grassroots Table Tennis Association.

With him was Gary Fraiman, 65, of Clearwater, a former member of the Belarus national team.

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Coach Gary Fraiman with 11 years old Sherlyn Barvie-Perez

At the Dr. Dan tournament in Clearwater ,FL. coach Gary Fraiman with 11 years old Sherlyn Barvie-Perez.

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Table Tennis: Timo Boll vs for KUKA Robotics

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Watch the stunning videoproduction on March 11th 2014 at www.kuka-timoboll.com to find out who is the winner.

Timo Boll, the German table tennis star, is the new brand ambassador for KUKA Robotics in China. The collaboration celebrates the inherent speed, precision, and flexibility of KUKA’s industrial robots in tandem with Boll’s electrifying and tactical prowess in competition.

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To celebrate the new KUKA Robotics factory in Shanghai, the thrilling video will be a highlight at the Grand Opening on March 11th, 2014.

The 20,000 sq. meter space will produce the KR QUANTEC series robot as well as the KRC4 universal controller for the Asian market. As a market leader in China, KUKA aims to further develop automation in the country while providing a modern and employee-friendly working environment.

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Table Tennis Is the World’s Best Brain Sport by Dr. Daniel G. Amen, MD

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My favorite exercise is table tennis. Some people laugh when I say this at lectures, but I am very serious. “Ping Pong,” they scoff, “is only a basement recreational game.” You certainly haven’t met my mother, the one with the perfect brain. When I was a young child I would sit in the back yard, amazed that she would beat all comers on the table in our back yard. She was intense and had wonderful reflexes. I still remember watching her trying to keep up with the little white ball. I played a lot as a child with my siblings, but didn’t really become skilled until I spent three years in Germany as a young soldier in the U.S. Army. The military, as highlighted in the movie Forest Gump, has tables in almost all recreation centers. With my childhood background, I was better than most players and won several tournaments. I then developed a friendship with another solider from the West Indies, Rene, who was a championship caliber player. We spent hour after hour playing at the U.S.O in Frankfurt. One of my strategies in life is to try to be with people who are better than me at whatever I am doing. They help me be better, and losing to Rene was no big deal as long as I kept getting better. I was thrilled that at the end of my tour I was finally able to beat him. We joined a German table tennis club and spent many hours interacting with our new friends around the table.

If you are an American, you still may think that calling table tennis a sport is silly, but I think it is the best brain sport ever.  It is highly aerobic, uses both the upper and lower body, is great for eye hand coordination and reflexes, and causes you to use many different areas of the brain at once as you are tracking the ball, planning shots and strategies, and figuring out spins. It is like aerobic chess. Plus, table tennis causes very few head injuries. Table tennis, or Ping Pong, the name given to the sport by the Parker Brother’s game company to sell more equipment, is the second most popular organized sport in the world. What is even more impressive is that it is the youngest of the world’s major sports. At the competitive level, players hit the ball in excess of 90 miles per hour across the table!

Table Tennis is now recognized as an Olympic sport, making its debut in the 1988 Seoul games. You can find the sport televised throughout the world at any given time. From the “Hong Kong Invitational”  to the “Worlds Table Tennis Championships” to the “Olympics”, table tennis is completely sold out for all sessions.

In the U.S. there are many table tennis clubs and increasingly many great players. The best way to start playing table tennis is to get a table and learn the basics of the game. I often recommend getting a USATT (United States of America Table Tennis) coach to ramp up skill quickly. It will be more fun if you can play well. You can learn more about table tennis, rules, equipment, coaches and places to play at www.usatt.org.

Exercise has profound and broad-based effects on your health. A study done at Case-Western University looked at how much TV people watch each day, which correlates with their exercise level. People who looked at how much TV people watch each day, which correlates with their exercise level. People who watched two or more hours of TV a day (couch potatoes) were twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s Disease .In contrast, people over 40 years old who exercise at least 30 minutes per session two or more times a week reaped many benefits.

The data on exercise is impressive and incontrovertible. Our distant ancestors exercised as part of daily life when they hunted and gathered food, fled their enemies or tracked down a mate. In the modern world, where we sit in a cubicle in front of a computer screen all day, then come home at night and slump in a recliner to watch TV, we have to make an effort to do what our ancestors did as a matter of course. Our bodies did not evolve to be motionless and inert; they evolved with muscles, hearts, and cardiovascular systems that need to be activated.

The greatest obstacle most people have in committing to regular exercise is making it a habit. People don’t think twice about brushing their teeth, showering, dressing or adjusting the rearview mirror when they climb in the car, because these activities are all habits that they’ve trained their brains to perform automatically. From your brain’s perspective, a habit is a series of actions it executes when you tell it to do so fairly automatically and without effort. But it requires many repetitions before your brain learns to automatically perform a function. Think of how many times it took before you learned to ride your bike without training wheels. The real challenge of exercise is to train your brain to make it into a habit.

The best chance of making exercise a habit, therefore, is to schedule a specific time and place to exercise each day or at least on specific days each week. Consider using the same shoes and clothing and doing the workout in the same place, but have a variety of exercises to choose from so you can vary the routine. The idea is to exercise consistently according to schedule for the first few months. After several months, you will find that you no longer think about whether you want to get out there and work out or not – you just do it. When you reach that point, it has become a habit, one that will keep you and your brain healthy and save you more money than any other single thing you ever do for your health. It’s well worth the effort.

Reposted from FloridaATT Forum

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