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August 29, 2019

EmRatThich Gaming
If you don’t know how to train efficiently, correctly or you want to improve as fast as
possible or you don’t improve after years of training, THIS VIDEO IS FOR YOU. HOW TO IMPROVE FAST IN TABLE TENNIS. Many of us have trained from years to years,
but we don’t improve or improve slowly. Why the Chinese kids just learned table tennis
for 2 years and they improve so fast. Why? You also train in a table tennis club with
a coach, but it seems your level can’t grow up. Not many Western coaches know how to coach
correctly. To improve fast, the coach and the player
must understand the PRINCIPLES of table tennis. Today, there are 5 TIPS/ADVICES that help
you improve fast in table tennis. Take time and apply it in your training routine,
your table tennis will level up quickly! 1. Focus on “feeling”
Feeling is the first principle in table tennis in Chinese philosophy. Feeling is the way you make the ball spin. Some of us just hit the ball without the feeling
of the spin. So the quality of this shot is low as you
don’t control the spin. So the simple way to improve the feeling is:
do multi-ball like this kid. Try to impact the ball, and “focus on the
feeling”, the spin of the ball. This way, you can improve the mechanism of
the stroke too. So please remember, feeling is the most important,
and when you master the feeling, now you can try to hit hard, harder. Don’t hit hard without the feeling of the
ball. If you had a bad habit, bad mechanism of the
stroke, you should correct it now by focusing on the feeling. Try to do the simple exercises; focus on the
spin. This way will help you improve the control. You will discover your own way to spin the
ball. 2. Hit by the “legs”
The second PRINCIPLE in table tennis that Chinese emphasize is “hit by the legs”. Most western players are taught to hit with
the arm, but Chinese says “hit by the legs”. By hitting with the legs, the whole body will
also be used in the stroke: this way the stroke is stronger and much more consistent. This is the secret why Chinese players can
hit very hard as they hit the ball with the bigger stroke, a full mechanism is developed. In china, they also fixe the elbow, they don’t
let the players move freely their fore arm. This way will force the players to use his
legs, to move and hit by rotating the body. This is the best mechanism of hitting in table
tennis. You should also learn that. This training will correct your bad mechanism
and improve the consistency and also the power of the stroke. Look at the video; they rotate the body to
hit the ball. Their arm/fore arm moves just a little. So remember this: the arm is just a tool to
transfer the power to the ball, the body, legs are used to generate the power. You don�t need to rotate the fore-arm to
hit the ball, but you should rotate the body. Because rotating the body is easier, faster
and stronger than rotate the fore-arm/elbow. Remember this, and your table tennis will
go up fast. 3. Fix the hitting position
I’ve asked my players that “Where should you hit the ball?”. They just don�t know exactly where they
should hit the ball. They answered that they just hit the ball
at the position based on his habit. So each time, they will hit the ball at different
position, and the consistency of the stroke will therefore decrease. It’s not a good way to develop your table
tennis skill. You should know exactly, where you hit the
ball. Look at the video, the coach has asked their
students: “Wait for the ball, and fix a position before hitting”. By doing this exercises several times, you
form a good habit, a good mechanism of hitting the ball. Each time, you hit at the same position, so
the consistency, the quality is always the best. Please remember: Wait for the optimal position
before hitting the ball. You have the time. Don’t hit fast and miss the ball. Don�t hit fast and don�t know where you
hit the ball. 4. Relax, Explode & Relax
I have many students. And I know that you can have the same problem
of my students. You are normally too tense during the match. Table tennis doesn’t need that. It’s not necessary. The correct way is: Relax, Explode at the
moment of hitting, and relax again. If you are too tense, the feeling decreases,
the speed decreases, and you won’t move faster. You should film yourself by a camera, and
you will notice that you are very tense. Look at this video, Zhang Jike do the right
way: Relax before hitting, explode, and Relax right away. He is very flexible, he jumps, and all of
his body is very soft, flexible. Now focus on the face of Zhang Jike, you will
know the moment he applied the force (the face muscle is tense) and right after the
stroke his face returns normal so his muscle is in the relax mode. Explosiveness needs a recovery phase. So please remember, let the body relax right
after the stroke in every situation. You are quicker and faster in table tennis
in this way. RELAX, EXPLODE and RELAX! 3 steps! 5. Learn the tactics
By learning the tactics, you know where you should hit the ball to: to the opponent FH,
middle, BH, or you should hit long, or short. Tactics help you to shut down the opponent
strength, and force him to play in your style. You should find a good coach: he will help
you correct the techniques and learn the tactics. If you can’t find a coach, learn on the internet. I will be your coach. I will show you the tactics in my channel,
will help you counter various playing style. I will show you a model of coach: coach Gu
in Beijing Table Tennis School. Next video: How to choose your best rubber


  • Reply Zazen forever November 10, 2016 at 4:06 am

    Please teach me! I asked before.

  • Reply Shoaib Shaikh November 12, 2016 at 6:48 am

    Thx for the upload, really helpful.

  • Reply TT Romain Bern November 14, 2016 at 6:54 am

    Top 50 Table Tennis players in the modern era video in my channel! Enjoy 🙂

  • Reply trav foster November 16, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    does anyone know what that training video is called on YouTube (where the kids in yellow are training whilst listening the Justin bieber)

  • Reply allan calpito November 17, 2016 at 6:30 am

    the chinese players dont learn it in 2 years.. maybe you meant they are trained and put in table tennis camps from 2 years old..

  • Reply Richard Jia November 20, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    it's not meaningful to play table tennis like that. They don't have any deeper understanding towards table tennis. They don't care things like strategy or thoughts, they only care about speed and power. Believe me, table tennis is definitely not going to be fun if you train yourself like that.

  • Reply 【☯】ɈẨƇƘ【♞】 November 21, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Is H8 better than older Hurricane series as they said ? And between H3 and H2 witch one is better ?

  • Reply bboymagic mzaz November 23, 2016 at 6:05 am

    I had goosebumps all the way from the beginning till the end of this video. It is really impressiveeeeeeeeee

  • Reply Regalo1.9.7.9 November 23, 2016 at 8:40 am

    I love this video… especially when you say "chiner" for china.

    Whenever m daughter does a wrong movement, I always say CHINESE and she knows what I meant. Right position, speed, power and accuarcy 😉 Thanks for sharing this video!

  • Reply s S November 24, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    Damn this cover is so good.

  • Reply Kosta Stavrakidis November 27, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    please make a backhand flip tutorial from fan zhendong

  • Reply vaibhavi mane November 30, 2016 at 7:52 am

    you are awesome

  • Reply vaibhavi mane November 30, 2016 at 7:53 am

    can u make a detailed video on how to hit with explosiveness

  • Reply apglasses December 3, 2016 at 9:35 am

    ouch, serious burn on western cultches at 1:07

    but we'll have the last laugh because now that we know your eastern secrets, we will take the table tennis world by surprise!

  • Reply José Pablo Méndez December 9, 2016 at 5:56 pm


  • Reply Dpes karmacharya December 17, 2016 at 2:33 am

    wow your tips are awesome

  • Reply ปกรณ์ ชื่นเชาว์ไว January 10, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Thank you , very good vidio.

  • Reply Darnelle Jones January 13, 2017 at 3:08 am

    Are  you suppose to hit with the legs for all backhand and forehand shots ?

  • Reply Darnelle Jones January 13, 2017 at 3:12 am

    What are you suppose to do with the free arm when hitting with just your legs?

  • Reply lindley cabaron January 15, 2017 at 1:39 am

    hi EmRAtThich when I was still a beginner I play daily until now it took me 9 months to reach 2nd place is 9 months enough?

  • Reply Duane Capulla January 17, 2017 at 1:14 am

    How can we improve fast using multiball? What programs should we do?

  • Reply Duane Capulla January 17, 2017 at 1:18 am

    What might be the result of spin and speed if my blade is yinhe t10 plus balsa carbon offensive plus and my rubber is dhs h3neo?

  • Reply Duane Capulla January 17, 2017 at 1:19 am

    Your video is absolutely better than pingskills…

  • Reply Anita Chatsatrian January 26, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    VERY GOOD JOB !!!!

  • Reply ZeidGho January 28, 2017 at 3:07 am

    Photoshop training | how to IMPROVE FAST

  • Reply Meigetsu Fuji January 28, 2017 at 4:59 am

    This helps me thanks

  • Reply Christian Vauthey January 31, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Hello Emratthich, I don't understand what you mean when you say "you must fix the ball" (point 3 of this video). Please, could you explain me what is "fix the ball" ? Could you show an example of ball fixing ?Thank you in advance and best wishes.

  • Reply Maida Dutcher February 12, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    I am sure that you will find good way to learn on workouts Unflexal handbooks.

  • Reply Soh Dave February 13, 2017 at 10:14 am

    omg that english !

  • Reply EmRatThich Table Tennis Coach February 22, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Thank you for the Russian subtitle and caption.

  • Reply Will Mccarthy February 25, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    I have trained to that table tennis club in Beijing and found it really helpful a guy named zhang taught me

  • Reply Tanaya Rajkhowa March 17, 2017 at 6:36 am

    hey …coache i hav a question related to tt have been 3 years of my tt joining but m not improving at all i wanna improve …i love tt….but often when m unable everyone ,my parents say me to leave tt but i love tt a lot….so coache plzz help me….especially my angle of holding the bat …please coache reply

  • Reply Tanaya Rajkhowa March 17, 2017 at 6:36 am

    hey …coache i hav a question related to tt have been 3 years of my tt joining but m not improving at all i wanna improve …i love tt….but often when m unable everyone ,my parents say me to leave tt but i love tt a lot….so coache plzz help me….especially my angle of holding the bat …please coache reply

  • Reply Donald Schwass March 22, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    love your site, fantastic and professional insight

  • Reply zolenors March 26, 2017 at 11:55 am

    no pain no gain HAOOOOO!!!

  • Reply Wing Low March 29, 2017 at 7:50 am

    I am an old Chinese player, and I agree with all the points presented here. Good video.

  • Reply Dan Jefferies March 30, 2017 at 9:58 am

    1. Improve feeling
    2. Power from legs and body
    3. Fix hitting position
    4. Relax, Explode, Relax
    5. Tactics

    Like if this helps!

  • Reply Ali Yücel Ravenh0lm April 2, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    wow logo

  • Reply Michael Ramirez April 8, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Amazing video👌🏾 Thank U!!

  • Reply Gangster April 11, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Thanks 🙂

  • Reply Jonathan RC April 26, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Excellent !!! good training my friend, thanks for the videos 🤗

  • Reply Randy Bailin April 30, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    I watched the 'hit with legs' segment for several minutes before I realized they weren't hitting a ball. I need to get better sleep 🙂

  • Reply Joao Fortes May 21, 2017 at 6:09 am

    Very good video !!! congratulations on it…it was the best table tennis tips in a decade or even more for me. I always believed in this "feeling" training, but here in Brazil people dont use that tecnique. When i train with my trainer i say "now ill train my ping pong skills" that means i want to focus on the natural feeling of hiting the ball and not makeing mistakes on passing the ball, so the focus is to "pass the ball" and not to "do the point". When i do this, sometimes i make points with her that apears with a professional game, and i love it…those are the best table tennis moments to me.

  • Reply Sam Ryan May 28, 2017 at 7:18 am

    thanks for share with us

  • Reply Pratyush Sen June 3, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Sir,I am from India and I am going to complete 3 years in table tennis after a few months.
    I do many unforced errors and I even lose to players who have just 1 or 2 years of experience.
    It is my dream to become a pro player and to represent my country. But in my place,there are no such clubs where it can lift me up to that level.Can you please teach me ?

  • Reply yaakov gov June 10, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Very interesting video. Thank you!

  • Reply davidpapagopark June 19, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Thank you for the Great Tips!

  • Reply Tor Wangen June 25, 2017 at 8:10 am

    6. Practice 5 hours every day from the age of 5..

  • Reply Andrew Chen July 20, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Mecanisim, is how you pronounce mechanism. 😀

  • Reply Tuan Nguyen July 21, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Really appreciate the tips, they are great tips. Thanks again.

  • Reply un rare July 23, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    for the horde!!!

  • Reply Aquatic planet mayray dosth July 24, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Mr.EmRatThich i did not have any coach
    then how can i practice?
    while following your tips
    but our team is bignerrs to TT

  • Reply Christian Elvers August 3, 2017 at 6:57 am

    1:43 Love it

  • Reply what a video August 14, 2017 at 1:22 am

    hello coach and thanks a lot for your awesome videos,they were very helpful to me. Well I play with (butterfly tamka 5000 blade),(donic coppa Jo platin rubber) on forehand, and(yasaka mark 5 rubber) on backhand,and the backhand rubber is not supporting me to play offensive. So can you suggest me a rubber and please tell some of the strategies for a left handed offensive player.

  • Reply Netflix Dovla August 24, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Feilinig is sure important and quality of this speech is. You work on your speaking feilinig. Okay? Good.

  • Reply Xanchez August 27, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    0:00 10/10 photoshop skills

  • Reply ChessArmyCommander September 3, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Table Tennis is really fun. Hours can go by like nothing while I'm playing it. That's when you know something is very special. When it makes time fly.

  • Reply Jay Gurung September 18, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Plz show me gyming for table tennis player

  • Reply Jay Gurung September 18, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Plz show me gyming for table tennis player

  • Reply Akshat Vyas October 16, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Your videos really helped me to improve fast ..but now I want to request you to instruct me that how I can move my hands faster in table tennis …usually many people told me that I am not able to move my hands faster
    So please help me to improve that

  • Reply EmRatThich Table Tennis Coach October 31, 2017 at 11:57 am

    12 Tips for Beginners:
    5 Tips from Liu Guoliang:

  • Reply Dave 1 November 26, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    You are by far the best instructor on YouTube for table tennis and the broken English helps keep me focused on what you are saying

  • Reply Don Frerichs November 29, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    All those students…wish I could have been one of them when I was young! Such an inspiring video!

  • Reply ars001 December 29, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    you just have to control you Chi or Ki

  • Reply VidsbyJuice December 31, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Thanks bruh!

  • Reply Table Tennis Central January 2, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    Go and check out my Video showcasing Simon Gauzy’s BEST points!!

  • Reply jimmy27899 January 4, 2018 at 3:34 am

    Thanks coach. Your advice on feeling and spin really helped me improve a lot on executing top spin loop. I am using my body more and spinning more. The more spin, the more control. I got a new Ipong V300 during Christmas and that has really helped me also to find the conditions of a consistent good loop. Eyes on the ball when you hit.

  • Reply Hexalion ! January 5, 2018 at 11:28 am

    Its not fueling but feeling

  • Reply Miguel Elfren Dulay January 6, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Coach! can you tell us what is the best strategy for doubles?

  • Reply Bhushan Raut January 19, 2018 at 9:42 am

    One of best video I have watched till now….

  • Reply SSC132 SSC132 January 24, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    your amazing thank you for the tips

  • Reply Lukas Haas January 30, 2018 at 1:29 pm

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  • Reply Tomáš Straka January 31, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    Ok, you are my table tennis coach! …my game is much better because your advises from others videos too. Thank you :))))

  • Reply ConservativeAnthem February 25, 2018 at 9:10 am

    #1 trick — eat more dog!

  • Reply MrPerfect J March 15, 2018 at 8:22 am

    sir need a face cam video of yours.

  • Reply Haim Maik March 28, 2018 at 7:57 am

    For the horde?

  • Reply Farhat Anjum Rizvi April 15, 2018 at 7:28 am

    I am 13 years old I want to improve my game but I don't have any coach I play well but I want to improve can you help me out

  • Reply Ansh Chhabra April 26, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    I want coaching. Help me. India is bad for coaching! Or tell me where I can get someone who can coach me.

    If I want to have coaching with you.

    Plus, can you suggest me a good blade and rubber, right now I have Stiga All Round Evolution with Mark V on each, small pimple. Love playing offensive!

  • Reply הוنᄀバコᄂᄃɸฅจـهـ母表จาøนحöܠʢܢחق한국어י June 9, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Feeling based on spin as shown in this video is more important for inverted rubber players. For pimple rubber players, feeling based on contact point and trajectory is more important.

  • Reply Ryuuseiga June 23, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    My friends taught me the basics ı leanrt the rest myself no coach lol

  • Reply piss waelah June 26, 2018 at 1:47 am

    is there any revition with new trend on this tips, coach? 🙂

  • Reply Burhanuddin Imran Taiyeb Ali July 18, 2018 at 5:30 am

    Dear Sir,
    I wish to attend your videos to train myself correct and better. Please keep sharing. !

  • Reply Huyre Twitte July 24, 2018 at 10:21 pm

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    why I exist?
    What is my destiny?
    These questions and made the whole world .
    You will find its solutions or answers only in Islam

  • Reply Kshitij Bagde August 22, 2018 at 7:20 am

    Which racket do you suggest for intermediate player??

  • Reply Darnelle Jones September 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    When you say hit by the legs, do you mean that we should make contact with the ball near our legs, or do you mean that we should just use our legs to generate the power to hit the ball? Or, should we do both?

  • Reply Nah Man October 6, 2018 at 6:42 am

    I did number 4 and now my girlfriend is pregnant.

  • Reply Hyesuk Shim October 6, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    When you say rotate your whole body does it have to feel like your body is kinda like a whip because when i tried it it definitely felt like that

  • Reply Eloi Mumford December 13, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Hy Coach , i play in a senior (+55 ) club and one player told me <<dont play to become an olympic player>> bla bla ,,,,here it is just for fun. I disagree because i try always to better myself …am i right ? i dont think i should play lousy because he plays lazyly <just for fun>.
    What do you think ?

  • Reply VFYT MINDBLOW December 14, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    So If you will be my coach ai will watch your video in a match.

  • Reply EMPIRE ENTERTAINMENT & EVENTS December 17, 2018 at 8:26 am

    now we know the sacrifice all the young kids had to go through at such a young age being away from their parents and family. The top Chinese Players past and present are all the same product of this programme. They have gone through so much hardship to be where they are.

  • Reply Diuable December 22, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    did i just see "world of warcraft horde " logo?

  • Reply Kay Mukoro January 10, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Did this actually help you guys

  • Reply Ayush Krishnan Chakravarthy January 18, 2019 at 4:15 am

    My local coach conveniently happens to be an ITTF level 3 certified coach – I can vouch for the 5 points coach emrathich spoke abt as my coach taught me these skills first

  • Reply Abhiraj Skills March 3, 2019 at 4:43 am

    Your video is more better than pingskills

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  • Reply Manabendro Mukherjee April 3, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    Best rubber

  • Reply sandy moonstone June 2, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    🍎 老师好 。 我的名字马龙。。 谢谢

  • Reply sanket bhalerao June 12, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    hi, can you suggest a blade and rubber that can be bought from India?
    I tried to look for the rubber hardness you recommended but could not find it.

  • Reply Mạnh Tuấn Nguyễn August 3, 2019 at 5:34 am

    Thank you. We improve TT and you improve English lol. I mean we are the same in some hobbies

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