Table Tennis traning & coaching books

Coaching books, although seems to be a bit old fashion, are still a good reference source of practical and scientific principles that underpin the table tennis coaching process. Those books are providing table tennis coaches with knowledge and scientific background needed to prepare players technically, tactically, physically and mentally. They are including practical coaching tips, techniques and tactics based on top players and coaches’ expiries.


Table Tennis: Steps to Success by Larry Hodges


Table Tennis: Steps to Success is the first book to give you a self-paced program for learning the important skills and game strategies in table tennis. By following this unique step-by-step approach, you will improve the level of your game and learn to play like a champion.

Written by master teacher, coach, and player Larry Hodges, this table tennis book is part of the Steps to Success Activity Series--the most extensively researched and carefully developed set of sport skills instruction books ever published.

Each of the 15 steps featured in Table Tennis: Steps to Success provides a solid foundation of basic skills and concepts. As you progress, you will learn how to adapt your game using the advanced strategies and playing techniques. Each step (chapter)
- explains why the skill or concept is important,
- identifies the keys to correct technique,
- helps you correct common errors,
- explains how to practice each skill in realistic ways,
- lists specific performance goals for each drill,
- gives you a summary checklist for evaluating proper technique, and
- lets you proceed at your own pace.

Drawing upon his vast coaching experience and his extensive involvement with the U.S. Table Tennis Association, Larry Hodges presents useful advice in game strategies and tactics. He also covers two areas of the game that are very important, yet often overlooked--footwork and mental preparation.

In addition, you will learn how to:
- select serves and return shots that will give your opponents problems;
- add excitement to your game by putting topspin, backspin, or sidespin on the ball;
- choose the proper stroke to match your particular needs--whether for quickness, power, deception, or just fun;
- select the grip that is best for you;
- improve your practices and games by starting out with an effective warm-up routine;
- find and enter tournaments; and
- prepare for tournament competition so that you'll perform your best.

Table Tennis: Steps to Success features over 120 drills and 140 illustrations and will help students get started, make steady progress, practice match-winning skills, and correct problems as they develop. The result--successful table tennis players who will enjoy the game for the rest of their lives. So learn how to play an effective game of table tennis; let your opponents play "Ping Pong"!


Winning Table Tennis: Skills, Drills, and Strategies by Daniel Seemiller


Five-time U.S. singles and 11-time doubles champion Dan Seemiller, possibly the best American table tennis player ever, shares his secrets for top-level play in Winning Table Tennis: Skills, Drills, and Strategies.

Readers will learn the best table tennis techniques, strategies, and conditioning methods for success. The authors provide beginning through advanced players with practical tips that make a difference.

The book features 29 drills for developing better shot-making skills. Seemiller's creative shot and grip innovations will give players an edge. The 124 photos and illustrations make it easy for players to learn the proper techniques and sharpen skills. Plus, the book offers drill variations designed to hone the skills of advanced players and professionals.

Winning Table Tennis shows players how to
- choose the right equipment,
- serve and return serves,
- use proper footwork and get into position,
- practice more efficiently,
- prepare for competitions,
- make effective strategy decisions in singles and doubles play, and
- condition the body for optimal performance.

Also provided is a conditioning program to help prevent injuries and prepare players for optimal performance.


Table Tennis: Steps to Success by Richard McAfee


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.


ITTF-IPTTC Level 1 Coaching Manual by Glen Tepper


The ITTF is proud to introduce the first official ITTF Level 1 Coaching Course Manual and Syllabus. Many countries have Coach Accreditation Courses in place which vary greatly in length and content. This manual is not meant to replace existing programs, but has taken influences from all of the world’s leading countries and combined them into a course that is aimed at countries that do not currently have a course in place.
This course and manual is aimed at coaches working in schools and at a beginner and junior level. Every attempt has been made to make the manual and course “user friendly” with simplicity and a practical course the aim. All sections of the course should where possible be done “on the tables” in a practical sense, so that coaches have a ‘feel” for the material and based on the saying, “To hear is to forget, to see is to remember, to do is to understand”.


ITTF Advanced Coaching Manual by Philippe Molodzoff

June 23, 2013

The ITTF Advanced Coaching Manual is a comprehensive table tennis instruction and coaching guide which is quickly becoming a "must have" for new and experienced coaches alike. Whether you are a coach, or a player looking to improve your understanding of the game, you will appreciate this in-depth instructional book! It is the logical continuation of the ITTF Coaching Series which began with the previously published ITTF Level 1 Manual.
Whereas the Level 1 Manual covers all the basics of the sport, the Advanced Coaching Manual goes to the next stage, covering in detail: Education Principles, Table Tennis Techniques, Strategies and Tactics, Physiology, Psychology, Coaching organization and planning, and History. Includes color photos and illustrations.

Written by experienced author Philippe Molodzoff of France. He draws on his many years of experience in the French system while analyzing the world's best practices in both table tennis and the sports sciences.


PATT – A Principles Approach to Table Tennis by Donn Olsen, Kyongsook Kim

June 23, 2013

The book PATT - A Principles Approach to Table Tennis represents a system of thought on how to play table tennis based upon the underlying principles of the sport. All key areas are covered that are governed by principles invoked by the finest of international coaches and players. As such, it provides a foundation for exceptional play.

Written explicitly for serious students of the sport, the distinctiveness of this book lies in that it expresses a way of thinking about the sport that is structured, coherent, and applicable throughout the playing domain. Employing an extensive vocabulary approaching 200 elements, notions such as "shot categories", "shot type classes", and "hands" are defined and elaborated on for use by both coaches and players. It is the commitment to approaching the sport of table tennis based upon principles that this book is devoted.


PATT Notes - Volume I by Donn Olsen, Kyongsook Kim

June 23, 2013

PATT Notes - is a wide-ranging and insightful collection of 55 table tennis essays from Donn Olsen, following the successful publication of his foundational work PATT - A Principles Approach to Table Tennis. Exploring many fascinating themes, Donn applies the findings from his first book to an expansive number of subjects within table tennis, using his system of thought based on the principles of the sport to elucidate valuable understandings embedded in many highly diverse sources. This creative work contributes an important and distinctive way to the body of knowledge so critical to the exceptional performance of table tennis players and coaches alike.