Topspin vs smash

Hi, coach! In the last days almost all of my club-mates can easily block, counter-loop and even smash my loops. I think it is because they know my topspins land to a fixed point (FH corner). During the games I lose motivation to do topspin because I know it will be smashed or it will be counter-attacked. I feel that I must vary directions but is it possible to do fh topspin down the line? Especially if backspin ball comes from opponents fh side? I tried it several times in the game but always fa...
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UCLA survives slow start, wild finish to edge Utah

UCLA guard David Singleton, bottom, dives for the ball under Utah guard Pelle Larsson during the first half of Thursday’s game at Pauley Pavilion. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Utah center Branden Carlson, right, blocks a shot from UCLA forward Cody Riley during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds UCLA head coach Mick Cronin yells instructions during th...
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Spin during topspin

Dear Coach, Could you please help me by telling me how could I get more spin while hitting a topspin, at the same time of getting a bit of speed. And how do I hit a really fast topspin with a lot of speed? (This is my first question at Pingskills and trust me i have a lot of them) Thank you.
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Buying a Table

I was looking at table tennis tables to buy and I caught my eye on the Matrix 4000 which is priced at around 400. Is this table worth it? Thanks in advance!
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Habit of playing backhand in a match

What should I do if I have a tendency of hitting or will to hit every ball using my Backhand? A lot of Player in my club say that my forehand is good but I don't use it unless I am too far from using my backhand. But I move a lot to reach on top of the ball and hit using Backhand.  As a result, I much more confident on Backhand shots using power and control while defending is reserved for Forehand. Should I change as I practice every drill that you mentioned on the website dutifully.
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Defending the middle

Hi Coach, Trying to improve my ability to receive balls to the middle, the zone where a shake hand player goes from backhand to forehand, usually more towards the shoulder.  Using a machine; topspin, one ball on the center line taken with the backhand, one ball 4-6" from center - at my shoulder - taken on the forehand. Play one or two balls to each place or another drill with random placement. I also include these balls in more game like drills. Keeping a wide stance has helped, as does returnin...
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Haaland back in action as Bundesliga returns from mini-break

Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland is expected to make an eagerly awaited return from injury as his side look to battle back into the Bundesliga top four with a win over... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Happy New Year: Here’s a look at a 2021 plans and events that took place 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago

Looking forward and back There are many ways to describe how 2020 went. Unpredictable is certainly a good description when it came to the calendar and events scheduling. And, 2021 is likely to have some of the same challenges. Today we look at a tentative schedule and some notable anniversaries that are coming up in 2021. AHEAD IN 2021: (Note, much of this is subject to change) Jan. 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 20: Inauguration Day Feb. 7: Super Bowl March 9-23: World Baseball Classic ...
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Happy New Year: Here’s a look at 2021 plans and events that took place 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago

Looking forward and back There are many ways to describe how 2020 went. Unpredictable is certainly a good description when it came to the calendar and events scheduling. And, 2021 is likely to have some of the same challenges. Today we look at a tentative schedule and some notable anniversaries that are coming up in 2021. AHEAD IN 2021: (Note, much of this is subject to change) Jan. 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 20: Inauguration Day Feb. 7: Super Bowl March 9-23: World Baseball Classic ...
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Bamford và giấc mơ cạnh tranh ngôi “Vua phá lưới” Ngoại hạng Anh

Patrick Bamford là tiền đạo của Leeds United, nhưng là học trò cưng của HLV Marcelo Bielsa. Dưới sự dẫn dắt của HLV mang biệt danh “Gã điên”, tân binh Leeds đang thi đấu khá ấn tượng ở đầu mùa giải năm nay với 20 điểm, đứng thứ 12 trên BXH Ngoại hạng Anh sau 15 lượt trận.  Cựu cầu thủ Chelsea đang là chân sút chủ lực của Leeds. Ở mùa giải năm ngoái, Bamford có 16 bàn/45 trận, góp công lớn giúp Leeds giành chức vô địch Championship và quay lại Premier League. Bước vào mùa giải năm nay, ngôi sa...
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December is deadliest month yet of coronavirus pandemic in Southern California

December was the deadliest month so far of the coronavirus pandemic across most of Southern California, just one of many painful records to be set as 2020 came to a close. Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties reported almost as many new cases in December — 645,548 — as they had during the whole rest of the pandemic: 658,084 in January through November. In L.A. County hospitals, every single day of December has brought a new record number of patients with confirmed coronavir...
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Reflections On Michigan Golf In 2020: A Plague Year

The post Reflections On Michigan Golf In 2020: A Plague Year appeared first on GolfBlogger Golf Blog. Reflections On Michigan Golf In 2020: A Plague Year In this year of COVID-19, golf was a bright spot in an otherwise dark time. The post Reflections On Michigan Golf In 2020: A Plague Year appeared first on GolfBlogger Golf Blog - A daily golf blog featuring golf news, golf course, equipment and book reviews, essays, golf lifestyle and musings. Proudly Made In Michigan, America's Summer Golf...
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Coronavirus ends year claiming 10,345 LA County lives, including 290 on New Year’s Eve

Los Angeles County ended 2020 on Thursday, Dec. 31, with its hospitals buckling under the weight of 15,129 new coronavirus cases, with another grim daily update of 290 new virus-linked deaths and with more urgent pleas for residents to stay home. The last public health update of 2020 was among the year’s saddest, as officials described a countywide hospital system on the brink of catastrophe. Quiet scenes outside of local hospitals belied the expanding tragedy going on inside, and in backside lo...
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Man Utd eye Premier League summit after Liverpool stumble

London (AFP) – Liverpool will start 2021 in a familiar position at the top of the Premier League but with a rejuvenated Manchester United leading a pack of challengers who are all within striking distance.... Visit for the rest of the story.
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When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine? And other questions

After dealing with health concerns, restricted activities and a longing to return to normal for more than nine months, the arrival of not one but two COVID-19 vaccines is great news, right? Yes, but it’s also the start of a likely months-long process, and it comes with a whole new set of questions, some of which we don’t know the answer to yet. Read on for some of those questions, and the best answers we could find – and we’ll be updating this list as we learn more, so check back later for more ...
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Trump extends immigration limits, cites pandemic

By Jason Hoffman | CNN President Donald Trump extended certain restrictions on legal immigration and on visas that allow immigrants to temporarily work in the United States on Thursday, just hours before those restrictions were set to lapse. Trump extended the restrictions through March 31, two months after he will leave office. The continuation of the restrictions, which comes with just 20 days left in the President’s term, are the latest effort to bar the entry of immigrants to the country. Re...
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Every 10 minutes someone in LA County dies from the coronavirus. Here are some of their stories.

A landscaper. A hairstylist. A father, a mother. A son, a daughter. A best friend. A nurse. A retired dentist. Every 10 minutes, health officials say, someone in Los Angeles County dies from the coronavirus. The virus’s wrath has surged anew in recent weeks, fueled, county officials say, by holiday gatherings, pandemic fatigue and disregard for safety measures. New cases have ballooned. Hospitalizations, which generally lag a couple of weeks behind, have followed. And so has the death toll: LA C...
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Big West basketball teams try to stay upbeat amid coronavirus-related cancellations

Basketball games being canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic has become an unwelcome thing for the Big West Conference, a scenario that came into play again on Thursday, when CSUN had to cancel its two-game series against UC Irvine slated for Friday and Saturday because of a positive test within its Tier 1 group. The Matadors will now begin a 14-day quarantine. Indeed, this has been a start like no other. “It’s just unconventional,” Cal State Fullerton men’s coach Dedrique Ta...
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Coronavirus tracker: California surpasses 25,000 deaths, reports 31,117 new cases as of Dec. 30

Wednesday’s end-of-day totals reported by California public heath websites added 31,117 new cases of the coronavirus in the state, bringing the total number of people who have been infected to 2,261,211. There were also 439 new deaths reported in California, bringing the total number of people who have died in the state to 25,400. An additional 193 patients were admitted into California hospitals, making for 21,433 hospitalizations statewide. RELATED: What public health leaders mean by ‘0% ICU b...
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Horse racing: news and notes

SANTA ANITA LEADERS Through Thursday JOCKEYS / WINS Juan Hernandez / 6 Flavien Prat / 4 John Velazquez / 3 Ricardo Gonzalez / 3 Three tied / 2 TRAINERS / WINS Mike Puype / 3 Six tied / 2 WEEKEND STAKES (SANTA ANITA) Friday • $200,000 Grade II Joe Hernandez Stakes, 4-year-olds and up, 6½ furlongs (turf) Saturday • $200,000 Grade II San Gabriel Stakes, 4-year-olds and up, 1-1/8 miles (turf) • $100,000 Grade III Sham Stakes, 3-year-olds, 1 mile Sunday • $200,000 Grade II Santa Ynez Stakes, 3...
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High winds topple tree, blocking street in NoHo/Toluca Lake area

High winds that pummeled the San Fernando Valley on Thursday toppled a tree in the NoHo Arts District/Toluca Lake area, blocking a road. The tree came down in the afternoon, blocking Camarillo Street just east of the 170 Freeway, said a photographer at the scene. The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for the area from 10 p.m. Thursday until 2 p.m. Friday. Related Articles Mt. Baldy Road reopens with chain controls after snow snarls traffic ...
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Lakers’ Wes Matthews enjoys breakthrough night as he adapts to bench role

LeBron James said it best this fall: “What I’ve learned being a Laker is that the Laker faithful don’t give a damn what you’ve done before … until you become a Laker, you’ve got to do it with them, as well.” In that sense, the 1,663 3-point baskets Wesley Matthews has made in his career mattered little to the fans of his new team before the six he hit in a row on Wednesday night. But Lakers fans should remember: The fact that Matthews has hit as many as 10 3-pointers in a game in his career matt...
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Here’s an early triple play for Kentucky Derby consideration

It’s still 120 days until this year’s Kentucky Derby, assuming its run as scheduled May 1, but it’s never too early for us handicappers to look ahead at who might find the winner’s circle at Churchill Downs. We won’t unveil our first Kentucky Derby Super Six until later this month, but there are a trio of sophomore colts who warrant Derby watchers’ attention this week. Here’s our early preferred list of Kentucky Derby contenders: Essential Quality The Tapit colt is number one on many lists aft...
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Winnipeg Jets Ground Control Podcast: Including a chat with the GST line

Some Jets talk from the JetsTV guys and an interview with Tanner Glass, Jim Slater and Chris Thorburn. The post Winnipeg Jets Ground Control Podcast: Including a chat with the GST line first appeared on Illegal Curve Hockey.
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Azur Lane: Bisoku Zenshin! Massages Well & Licks Everything Clean

Azur Lane: Bisoku Zenshin! is overflowing with sexual arousal as the girls participate in some sweat-inducing sports before hitting the showers and massaging their bodies, dialing the intimacy up further as they then cook sweets and lick chocolate off each other. Omake:
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CSUN men’s basketball on pause after positive coronavirus test

CSUN on Thursday announced its men’s basketball team is going into a 14-day quarantine after a positive coronavirus test within its Tier-1 group. That means the Matadors’ two-game Big West Conference series against UC Irvine scheduled for Friday and Saturday at CSUN has been canceled. CSUN also had to cancel its two-game series slated for Jan. 8-9 at UC San Diego. The Matadors previously had five games canceled because of COVID-19 issues with other programs. CSUN (4-3) last played on Dec. 19 at ...
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Kings start training camp with much to prove on the ice

Like so many others, the Kings are hoping 2021 is a markedly better year than 2020. They were back to work Thursday, beginning training camp 15 days before they kick off their season against the Minnesota Wild at Staples Center, more than 10 months after they last played due to the coronavirus pandemic and their failure to qualify for the expanded postseason field. “We’re all looking forward to midnight tonight. I don’t think things are going to change completely at 12:01, but it feels like a fr...
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Rapper, music producer MF Doom dies at 49

By Jordan Moreau | Variety LOS ANGELES — Daniel Dumile, best know as the rapper and producer MF Doom, died Oct. 31, his wife announced on the artist’s Instagram page on Thursday afternoon. He was 49. “To Dumile. The greatest husband, father, teacher, student, business partner, lover and friend I could ever ask for,” his wife wrote. “Thank you for all the things you have shown, taught and given to me, our children and our family. Thank you for teaching me how to forgive beings and give another ch...
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Rebecca Grossman, Grossman Burn Foundation co-founder, charged with murder for deadly crash

VAN NUYS >> The co-founder of the Grossman Burn Foundation was charged Wednesday with murder and other charges for allegedly running over two young boys in Westlake Village in September and then fleeing the scene. Rebecca Grossman, 57, of Hidden Hills, pleaded not guilty to two felony counts each of murder and vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, along with one felony count of hit-and-run driving resulting in death. She could face a maximum of 34 years to life in state prison if convict...
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Scotland’s first minister to EU: ‘Keep the light on’

By Kate Holton and Guy Faulconbridge | Reuters LONDON – Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told Europe that Scotland would be back soon, just as the United Kingdom completed its transition period out of the bloc. “Scotland will be back soon, Europe,” she said on Twitter at 2300 GMT. “Keep the light on.” Support for Scottish independence has risen, partly due to Brexit and partly due to COVID-19, threatening the 300-year-old political union between England and Scotland.
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