u3a - Table Tennis

Table Tennis

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Meet me at my Table Tennis Open Surgery - Online via Zoom. Ask me any questions you have about Table Tennis in general or around help setting up a Table Tennis group in your local u3a, plus share and discuss ideas with other members for growing table tennis within the u3a movement.

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Table Tennis

Practice at home, even WITHOUT A TABLE!!!

Yes, believe it or not, it is quite practical to practice at home without having a table: by executing what is known as ‘dummy’ strokes. However it is essential that you stand in front of a mirror in order to get your posture correctly placed.

FOR FOREHAND, STAND IN FRONT OF A MIRROR AND TAKE UP THE ‘READY POSITION’. Feet apart. Left foot slightly forward. Swivel on your waistline to produce the forehand whilst dropping the racquet into position for the upwards brushing stoke of the imaginary incoming ball.

WATCH THIS VIDEO and follow Eli Baraty's movements and then duplicate it facing said mirror so that you can see you are performing it correctly.

For the backhand the bat should start IN FRONT OF THE STOMACH and sweep upwards, again brushing the imaginary incoming ball. 

WATCH THIS VIDEO and follow Eli Baraty's movements to obtain the best results.

Study the two instruction videos (ABOVE) Repeat this exercise for at least five to ten times, recovering to this the READY POSITION

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WATCH THIS VIDEO and see the table tennis training video that Eli has created specifically for all those who are self-isolating at home during the present coronavirus crisis and unable to enjoy their favourite sport in the normal manner....DO IT NOW !

Watch this video and note the tips and ideas that will improve your game, brought to you by ELI BARATY one of the UK's top table tennis coaches

Videos by courtesy of Eli Baraty Academy of Table Tennis

Table Tennis coaches wanted for U3A Table Tennis groups arond the countries.

Existing Groups

I would like to hear from other Table Tennis groups as we can learn from each other.

New Groups

Please contact me if you are considering setting up a Table Tennis group. 


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