Forward Loop Guide
Close-To-Table Counter Loop Guide
Forehand Flip/Flick Guide
Backhand loop Guide
Backhand block & Counterloop Guide
Basic Practice Strokes


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Table Tennis Tips

A real low and short no-spin serve can give you some easy points in matches, as they are difficult to flip hard, and they require good timing to push hard. Mix it up with a heavy backspin in the same spot. Remember to get it short, the ball should bounce short on your side close to the net...

Ma Lin's Table Tennis Coaching tips / Guides

Ma Lin (nickname not real name) is a Chinese table tennis player who has trained with many high level coaches and training camps in China. He has gained a lot of experience and knowledge on different style and techniques in table tennis, and has kindly offered to share what he's learned over the years with the table tennis community. Although MaLin has not actually been on the Chinese national team roster, the material here is what is taught to the national team players. He has also played with many players at provincial and national levels. 

Below are a series of guides on the different strokes/shots that are taught to the Chinese national players, and offers different perspectives on why China is usually on top.

These are the guides written so far, MaLin has kindly offered to write more guides and show them here on this information website. These are published WITH his permission.


Table tennis tips / guides
Forehand forward Loop (off no spin or top spin)

Close-To-Table Counter Loop Guide

Forehand Flip/Flick Guide   

Backhand loop Guide

Backhand block & Counterloop Guide

Basic practice strokes

Underspin Chop


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