Table Tennis: Steps to Success
Step up to table tennis success! Table Tennis: Steps to Success combines the knowledge and experience of master instructor Richard McAfee with essential table tennis techniques and strategies for today's player.
With a unique 11-step approach designed to maximize table tennis instruction, you'll learn the proper grip for your style of play, execution of the basic strokes, and the correct way to apply spin to the ball. Then, build on these core techniques with masterful footwork, serves, returns, and stroke combinations.
Best of all, learn how and when to apply those skills in match play. With competitive strategies—adapted for both you and your opponent's playing style—you'll raise your game to a new level. And with clear instruction, comprehensive coverage, detailed photo sequences, and drills to ensure mastery of every technique, you'll be playing—and winning—in no time.
As part of the Steps to Success Sports Series—with more than 1.5 million copies sold—rest assured that Table Tennis: Steps to Success is the #1 resource for learning, and loving, the game.
Table of Contents
Climbing the Steps to Table Tennis Success
The Sport of Table Tennis
Key to Diagrams
Step 1.Preparing to Play
Step 2.Hitting Drive Strokes
Step 3.Understanding Spin and Footwork
Step 4.Executing Spin Strokes
Step 6.Returning Serve
Step 7.Using the Five-Ball Training System
Step 8.Understanding Styles of Play and Tactics
Step 9.Playing Intermediate Strokes
Step 10. Performing Intermediate Serves
Step 11. Competing Successfully in Tournaments
About the Author
"In Table Tennis: Steps to Success, Coach McAfee covers all the essential skills for becoming a successful table tennis player. Anyone who appreciates the sport and wants to learn more will love this book."
U.S. National Table Tennis Coach
Former U.S. World Team Trainer
"Table Tennis: Steps to Success is quite impressive. The step-by-step instructions lead players of all skill levels through the rules, drills, and tactics of the game."
National Coaching Director of Thailand
Former National Coach and Player
ExcerptsFive-ball training develops table tennis play patterns
Techniques for mastering table tennis backspin serve
Use speed when using table tennis topspin strokes