Joze Urh is an energetic and innovative coach, constantly developing advanced coaching techniques. Currently, he is the Slovenia National Coach & Head Coach of the Slovenian Training Center, who led the Slovenian Men’s Team to the Bronze Medal in the European Table Tennis Championships in 2017.
A former Yugoslavia National Team Player, he started coaching in 1986. During his career he coached in Italy & Slovenia, and successfully led table tennis players from all levels, helping them win medals in Cadet, Junior, U21 & Senior competitions.
During this lecture, that he gave during the ITTF Rough Diamonds Training Camp in Otočec, Slovenia in 2017, he focuses on the importance of footwork and balance for a player, to make successful ball contact.
If you missed it, here you can find Part 1 & 2:
In Part 3:
– video example #1 of good and bad table tennis technique & analysis (0:00-2:36)
– video example #2 of good and bad table tennis technique & analysis (2:36-7:36)
– why balance is so important in table tennis, how the change in rotation of the ball makes a huge difference & why the new plastic balls play a big part in the style of play of a table tennis player (7:36-11:06)
– how the players grip, angle & position of the racket have to adapt to the new balls (11:06-12:43)