The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Table Tennis (S02E02)

This is Episode #2 of the new style Expert Table Tennis Podcast! I’m joined once again by my good friend Harrie Austin-Jones and this week we’re chatting about the ultimate beginner’s guide to table tennis.

Harrie’s been playing table tennis for about two and a half years now so, in effect, I’m asking him… “If you could go back in time to when you first started; What would you tell yourself? What would you do differently? What do you think you did right?

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In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why you need to find yourself a training buddy
  • Whether you should buy a table tennis table for your home
  • The importance of mastering the basics early on
  • Whether it’s a good idea to watch and copy the professionals
  • Why you MUST learn about spin and how to deal with it
  • Why it’s worth starting competitive table tennis as soon as possible
  • What kind of equipment a beginner needs
  • What kind of training and drill a beginner should do
  • Whether you should enter a difficult league or an easy league
  • And loads more!

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I’ll be back with Episode #3 towards the end of May. We’re going to be doing a review of Harrie’s 2018/19 table tennis season – which is something that I think all table tennis players should do.

Do drop me an email if you’ve got questions for Harrie, or any suggestions for topics you’d like us to discuss.