Tennis Ping pong

BetaServe

Professional
Starts at 2:30. I'm surprised by how good they are assuming they have never played tennis before.

Hand-eye coordination matters a lot apparently.
 
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I've watched these guys before, they're really good table tennis players. Like Simon and Alex but for table tennis. Also it's hilarious to see them using table tennis strokes with a tennis racket when I inevitably use tennis strokes when playing table tennis.
 
That is an awesome video. I used to coach a father and son that were ranked table tennis players, and watching that brings back some memories. They didn't really lay the wrist back much at all at first and had trouble generating pace, but they could immediately hit super spinny topspin and slice shots. The skills do transfer to a degree...and I also play table tennis with tennis strokes. :)
 

joe sch

Legend
I've watched these guys before, they're really good table tennis players. Like Simon and Alex but for table tennis. Also it's hilarious to see them using table tennis strokes with a tennis racket when I inevitably use tennis strokes when playing table tennis.
Agree, as a tennis player who also plays table tennis I know how difficult it is to overcome tennis mechanics when playing ping pong. Those guys have high skills in both sports.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
You could always practice PenHolder Style if you don't want your tennis strokes to get in the way.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
I like it America style.
There are variants on shake-hands too.

I suspect that the person holding the YouTube brick would have had more problems with short chop as the brick would have hit the table a lot. It's also possible that the brick was anti-spin.
 

joe sch

Legend
For sure, it was just used to impress with those long chops.
Short chops would have been winners and table scrappers :(
I like shake and would not resort to pen hold to overcome tennis mechanics
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
Shows you how effective a slice is in TT. They naturally go to it out of habit to start points even though with tennis balls and racquets it results in sitters.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Shows you how effective a slice is in TT. They naturally go to it out of habit to start points even though with tennis balls and racquets it results in sitters.
The spin has a much bigger impact coming off a table tennis paddle compared to a tennis ball off tennis racquet strings unless you’re using anti spin rubber on your paddle.

I normally play shake hands but learned penholder as well to see what it is like. The type of grip you use also affects grip to some extent. I far prefer flared.
 
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