Are short pips still relevant in the game of table tennis in the 2020s?

At the last World Championship held in Budapest, Hungary a few days ago, it was surprising for many to see a Swedish player, Mattias Falck, in the final of the men's category.  That had not happened since 1997, when the famous Jan Ove Waldner won the title of world champion. However, the second surprise was to see a male athlete play with short pips on his forehand and in particular, watching the difficulty that … Continue reading Are short pips still relevant in the game of table tennis in the 2020s?