Head Coach Yu Di. How to flip short balls
Head Coach Yu Di on Group Coaching
Congratulations to Coach Yu Di, who has been appointed as the head coach for Triangle Table Tennis (TTT) in Morrisville, NC. TTT is the largest purpose built club in the Americas based in a 30,000 Sq. Ft facility with up to 40 tables.
Coach Yu Di began his Table Tennis career in China, where he earned a position on the Liaoning Province Team. In addition to reaching a USATT rating of over 2500, he has a wealth of competition experience in both China and the United States.
Di coaches nationally ranked Cadet and Junior athletes including: Isabell Xu, Rachel Wang and Zelin Ye. All three have achieved top 5 national rankings in their age groups with Zelin Ye being the number #1 ranked Cadet in Canada. Additionally, Di coaches Yijun Feng, the current men’s National Doubles Champion and this year’s Men’s singles quarter finalist.
Di has and continues to make positive contributions to American Table Tennis . At TTT, Di created multiple group coaching sessions designed to take children from novices to elite juniors, competing on a national stage. Students who participate in group coaching, private lessons and competition at TTT improve faster and accumulate valuable playing experience.
Di’s ambition? To create the next generation of champions based out of Morrisville, NC.
Here is an excerpt from Yu Di on his group lessons and the importance of playing under pressure:
During group training, Coach Yu Di will arrange training for situations that often occur in games. During these situations, he will look for problems that young players often have when trying to win under pressure. After, he will correct the problems of each player, giving detailed advice and guidance about the specifics each player needs to work on in order to improve. Easy to play but hard to win, these are the types of situations you can expect to practice during one of Coach Yu Di’s group lessons.
- Start at the score of 10:10, whoever leads by two points first wins. This kind of situation will often appear in real games. The score will reach 10:10. Both sides are very nervous to see who has fewer mistakes, who is smarter, and who has better tactics. Repeated practice can increase a player’s experience of playing at 10:10, so that when it happens in a real game, they will be prepared.
- Start at the score of 7:9, with the person with 7 points serving first. The purpose of this drill is to exercise the spirit of never giving up when your score is behind. The goal is to try and tie the game, and finally win the game. This exercise also teaches players how to adjust their mentality when they encounter difficulties, and how to play when they are nervous. The person who receives the serve two points ahead can also train to not relax when leading, and to carefully play each ball.
- The losers need to do physical training, such as 20 push-ups, if you do not want to do it, you need to win, so you can exercise their fighting spirit, do their best to play the game.
After a year of group training, many of TTT’s top juniors such as Rachel Wang, Bella Xu, and Zelin Ye have improved a lot, and achieved excellent tournament results.
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Congratulations to our junior players
Rachel – first place in USATT hopes tournament & qualifies for ITTF Hopes week and tournament in Florida from 27th May 2019 through 2nd June 2019.
Zelin – first place in Under 13 and second place in Under 15 in 2019 Ontario championships.
XIOM Cary Cup
XIOM Cary Cup Streamed by JOOLA
Top 12 seeds for the main event are looking strong. 2500+ rating to be seeded in top 8. #XIOM #JOOLAUSA
March 1-3 2019, Columbus, Ohio, Arnold Championships. Cadets – Zelin 1st place, Chad 2nd place, Bella and Itziar tied for 3rd place in the Under 14 age group. Well done to all 4 players!
February 2019 2 Star Open
February 2019 2 Star Open. Under 2350 roll of honor. Winner from NY was Kelly Liang with Tony Ma in second place and Triangle Table Tennis staff member Dennis Jenson lobbing his way to the podium and over the 1900 rating point hurdle.
Complete photo album has been posted to our Facebook page. Many thanks to Lobo Lin who donated a microwave after the 5 year old machine gracefully decided to retire at lunch time during the event!
Rachel bringing home a medal from the Hopes championships! Congratulations from everyone at the club.
Fei Ming Tong - Guest Coach
A huge thank you to Fei Ming Tong reigning World Veterans Champion and former Olympian who is donating her time to the club this week. Group Coaching from 6.30 pm through 8.30 pm through Friday 23rd February and also available for private lessons. Call reception for more information.
2019 XIOM Cary Cup
We are delighted to announce that XIOM will be sponsoring the 2019 Cary Cup a 4-star event. The XIOM ITTF Seamless 3 star ball will be the championship ball for all events. They will be in stock soon at Triangle Table Tennis in Morrisville, NC and also at our online shop
Table Tennis for the Triangle Area - and Beyond
Our Triangle-based Table Tennis center is dedicated to promoting Table Tennis as a life-long sport for players of all ages and skill levels. We are a USATT National Center of Excellence and an ITTF Hot Spot, and we take pride in offering a large and professional facility in Morrisville, NC which meets USATT and ITTF standards for competitions and training, while also providing an attractive and safe environment for recreational players from Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, and surrounding suburbs. Our skilled coaches and range of programs, including group and private lessons, camps, tournaments, and leagues, can assist beginners in learning the sport, and also develop the skills of experienced players.