Par Thierry Verviers, Head Coach, Prestige Table Tennis Club (Montreal) Today I would like to talk to you about an excellent book that I have recently devoured. Indeed, I read it in just 2 evenings! I have to say that I was looking forward to it. As soon as Michel Gadal's book "Reflections on Excellence" came out in French and … Continue reading A must-read book for all young coaches and athletes with a project of excellence!!
By Thierry VerviersPrestige Table Tennis Club Coach (Montreal)August 31, 2020 The objective of the beginner player is to hit the ball with their racket and to make a successful shot, i.e. to put it on the opponent's half table. But professional table tennis players have a much more advanced vision. For them, it is not … Continue reading How to improve in table tennis with a better racket / ball contact?
Original text Table tennis is one of the sports that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. The game is played by millions of people across the world from disabled people and folks in retirement homes to school students or business professionals. On top of the many health benefits it has on … Continue reading Table tennis and the brain
Published in the August Free Press (Monday, Jul. 15, 2019) Table tennis is a great game to know how to play so that you can compete against family and friends, but did you know that it has some major health benefits as well? That’s right, instead of getting in your workout gear, choosing a motivational … Continue reading 11 reasons why table tennis is great for your health
Things learned in quarantine: Table tennis Written By: Steve Lange | Jun 16th 2020 Sure, some people call it "ping pong." And I get openly mocked by friends and extended family when I call it "table tennis." But I think I’ve earned the right.Last summer, we bought a $40 ping pong table from a woman … Continue reading Things learned in quarantine: Table tennis
21 avril 2020 Grégoire Allain It's no secret that since the 1960s, world table tennis has been outrageously dominated by the Chinese, who have won 20 of the last 31 world championships in the men's category. Nevertheless, a few European players have sometimes managed the genuine feat of shaking up the hierarchy. In order to … Continue reading Table tennis: the Top 5 Europeans who have emerged in the midst of Chinese hegemony
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The European Youth Championships are the undisputed season highlight for all the greatest talents in Europe. All these stars have proven their skills at a young age and have committed themselves to continue to pursue their careers. This year the European Youth Championships took place in Ostrava, one of the Czech Republic's table tennis strongholds. … Continue reading andro and the European Youth Championships
Sponeta GmbH, based in Schlotheim, Germany, and Ping Pong Depot, Montreal, Canada are very proud to announce their new agreement. Sponeta has appointed Ping Pong Depot, as the new distributor for the Sponeta brand of recreational and professional table tennis tables and equipment for North America. “We are excited to work with such a fantastic company that … Continue reading Sponeta (Germany) and Ping Pong Depot: New Agreement
By Thierry Verviers Active and Passionate Table Tennis Player and Coach for over 40 years Almost 35 years ago, when I was a young inexperienced coach, the strongest player in my club was a Vietnamese player who played with long pips. Very often, I had heard him and many other players say that the defensive … Continue reading Does the defensive style still have a future?