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Table Tennis Tactics for Thinkers Learn table tennis tactics from USATT Certified National Coach and Hall of Famer Larry Hodges Includes tactics against different styles, grips, and surfaces as well as tactical and strategic thinking The book opens with this Tactics isn t about finding complex strategies to defeat an opponent Tactics is about sifting through all the zillions of possible tactics and finding a few simple ones that work The book then explores the tactical and strategic development needed to have the specific tactical tools needed in any given match your tactical toolbox Larry has done an excellent job in breaking down the skills needed by all players to improve in these areas This book should be on every table tennis player s mandatory reading list Richard McAfee, USATT National Coach, ITTF Trainer, and USATT Coaching Chair, Table Tennis Tactics for Thinkers is a must read for any player serious about winning This tactical Bible is right on the mark, and is exactly how I was taught to put together game winning tactics and strategies Sean O Neill,time US Men s Singles Champion,time Olympian Larry Hodges book on table tennis tactics is the best I have ever seen on this subject This is the first book that explains how to play against the many styles of the game Dan Seemiller,time US Men s Singles Champion and long time US Men s Team Coach Includeschapters Introduction ChapterTactical Thinking ChapterStrategic Thinking ChapterYour Tactical Game ChapterAll About Spin ChapterBeginning Tactics ChapterConventional Tactics ChapterTactical Examples ChapterService Tactics ChapterReceive Tactics ChapterRallying Tactics ChapterDifferent Grips ChapterPushing ChapterLoopers ChapterBlockers, Counter Drivers, and Hitters ChapterChoppers ChapterFishers and Lobbers ChapterNon Inverted Surfaces ChapterHardbat Tactics ChapterDoubles Tactics ChapterTournament Tactics ChapterCoaching Tournament Matches Afterword Tactical Strategic Thinking Revisited Glossary Table Tennis Terminology Appendix Recommended Reading About the Author Index


About the Author: Larry Hodges

Larry s new novel, Campaign 2100 Game of Scorpions, came out March 8, 2016, from World Weaver Press It covers the election for president of Earth in the year 2100, when the world has adopted the American two party system, with an incredulous alien ambassador along for the ride, and features a third party moderate challenge that pits father against daughter One of the main characters is a professional table tennis player USA Table Tennis Hall of Famer and Science Fiction Fantasy Writer Larry Hodges has spent much of the past two decades coaching at the Maryland Table Tennis Center in Gaithersburg, MD and writing SF stories and novels See www.TableTennisCoaching.com, including his daily table tennis blog He chairs the Coaching Committee for USA Table Tennis, and was editor of USA Table Tennis Magazine cir 8000 for 12 years He is certified by USA Table Tennis as a National Coach, the highest level of coaching certification in table tennis He is also certified as a coach by the International Table Tennis Federation, one of the first two coaches from the U.S to receive such certification He was elected to the USATT Board of Directors in January, 2015 In 2002 he was named Developmental Coach of the Year for Table Tennis by USATT and the U.S Olympic Committee He has worked with many of the best players in the country, both in Maryland and as manager and later a director and coach at the Olympic Training Center from 1985 1990 For many years he coached the U.S National Junior Team at major tournaments in the U.S and around the world He has taught table tennis classes in colleges, schools and clubs all over the United States He is also the head coach at TableTennisCoaching.comHe is author of almost 1700 published articles in over 150 different publications, including over 1500 on table tennis He has 12 books eight on table tennis, plus three novels and two anthologies The Spirit of Pong is a novel on table tennis, so it qualifies for both TABLE TENNIS Table Tennis Tactics for Thinkers 2013 best seller More Table Tennis Tips 2017 Table Tennis Tips 2014 Table Tennis Tales Techniques 2009 The Spirit of Pong 2015 Table Tennis Steps to Success 1993, revised in 2006 over 28,000 copies sold, in six languages Instructor s Guide to Table Tennis 1989, revised in 2000 Professional Table Tennis Coaches Handbook 2009, revised annually SCIENCE FICTION FANTASY Campaign 2100 Game of Scorpions 2016 The Spirit of Pong 2015 Sorcerers in Space 2013 , a humorous fantasy novel that satirizes the U.S Soviet Space Race of the 1960s, with sorcerers instead of astronauts Pings and Pongs The Best Science Fiction Fantasy of Larry Hodges 2010 More Pings and Pongs The Best Science Fiction Fantasy of Larry Hodges 2015 Larry has been playing serious table tennis since 1976 He has been ranked among the top 20 players in the U.S and has won state championships in Maryland, Colorado and North Carolina He was U.S National Collegiate Doubles and Team Champion for University of Maryland, where he received a bachelor s degree in Math and a master s degree in Journalism He also has 20 national titles in hardbat table tennis, including U.S National and Open Singles Champion although he normally uses sponge Larry s also a science fiction and fantasy writer, and is an active member of Science Fiction Writers of America His third novel, Campaign 2100 Game of Scorpions, came out on March 8, 2016, from World Weaver Press He s sold over 80 short stories as of March, 2017 , with many of them in his two anthologies, Pings Pongs 2012 and More Pings and Pongs 2015 , both subtitled, The Best Science Fiction Fantasy of Larry Hodges His science fiction fantasy page is www.larryhodges.org.



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