Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Holding up a trophy cup as a winner
We all know that determination and will power are some of the traits which separate the ordinary from the extraordinary athletes. The dictionary defines determination as "Firmness of purpose". In its simplest for determination is about how badly you want something, in the case of your table tennis, this would equate to how much effort or training you put...
The great Greek philosopher Aristotle said “We are what we repeatedly do.'' So It’s no secret that we are creatures of habit. This fundamental behavior can be seen in pretty much in all aspects of our lives.  As a table tennis athlete, it’s important to understand how this relates to skill improvement and proficiency. When explaining this concept to...
Table tennis isn't the easiest sport for young kids to learn, but if you start them right, they're likely to be lifelong players. Here are a few tips I hope will get you started.
Eating healthy vegetarian dinner
Athletes need more vitamins and minerals than the average person. This is to ensure their bodies are well equipped for the demanding effects of sports. To ensure you can perform at your fullest you should have a balanced, nutrient-rich diet. Be sure to include foods full of calcium, iron, potassium, and fiber. Key vitamins, such as A, C, and...
Two ping pong paddles on the table with net
Georgia State Intramurals is set to welcome a new sport into its ranks for the fall 2019 season: table tennis. James Mechwart, a junior at Georgia State, is the founder of the program. The opportunity to bring table tennis to the school is an exciting one for him. Mechwart is no stranger to the sport. He played in high school...
The Indian men’s and women’s table tennis teams have been without a foreign coach for close to a year now. Canada's Dejan Papicwas supposed to join the team, finally, in August this year, but a knee surgery has further delayed his arrival. One of the mainstays of the Indian men’s team, Sharath Kamal,said the absence of a coach has not...
Healthy snacks are important for everyone! Athletes and non-athletes included. Snacking can be a helpful way for athletes to build muscle and recover after an intense training session or competition. Unhealthier foods that are high in sugar, sodium, and inflammatory fats can interfere with recovery and may reduce athletic performance. For a healthy snack, opt for fruits and vegetables...