How often have you been the better player and still lost? It is definitely not enough just to be technically more proficient than your opponent; you also need to apply that technique correctly. This book shows you the most important table tennis tactics. The book contains an age-appropriate collection of all aspects of table tennis tactics for young players. It helps you to read your opponent's game and to decide how to play against forehand or backhand-dominant players. There are also valuable tips on how playing tempo can be used as a tactical element, how to produce and read ball spin and how to influence it with a suitable racket surface, and how the service game is used to take tactical control of the game. With numerous photos and illustrations, a self-test questionnaire, portraits of the best table tennis players, the official rules and tactical know-how, this book will soon become your table tennis 'bible'.
Klaus-M Geske, born 1967, is a qualified physical education teacher. From 2000 to 2008, the elite level coach was national youth coach for the Flemish Table Tennis Association in Belgium. Alongside his coaching work in Hannover, Germany, he is also actively involved in coaching training at regional and international level. Jens Mueller, born 1970, was coach to the German national deaf table tennis team between 1997 and 2004. The high school teacher has been working as a lecturer at the Bergische University in Wuppertal, Germany since 2006.