"Table Tennis: Steps to Success" combines the knowledge and experience of master instructor Richard McAfee with essential table tennis techniques and strategies for today's player. With a unique 11-step approach designed to maximise table tennis instruction, readers will learn the proper grip for their style of play, execution of the basic strokes and the correct way to apply spin to the ball. Then, build on these core techniques with masterful footwork, serves, returns and stroke combinations. Best of all, readers will learn how and when to apply those skills in match play with clear instruction, comprehensive coverage, detailed photo sequences and drills to ensure mastery of every technique, they'll be playing and winning in no time. As part of the "Steps to Success Sports Series" with more than 1.5 million copies sold, rest assured that "Table Tennis: Steps to Success" is the number 1 resource for learning and loving, the game.
Richard McAfee has a lifelong commitment to table tennis. In his early years, McAfee was a successful player winning many singles and doubles events, including the 1972 U.S. Open Class B Championship and the Southern Open Men's Singles title. Later McAfee began to focus on his true passion of coaching. He has coached national champions in each of the past three decades, seven world-ranked players and two Olympians. In 1994 McAfee was named competition manager for Table Tennis at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. This led to further management positions on the international scene and earned him the International Olympic Committee's Olympic Merit Award. He is also certified by USA Table Tennis as a national-level coach, their highest level. Honours include the 2004 U.S. Olympic Committee Doc Counsilman Science Award for table tennis, the 2003 Georgia AAU Coach of the Year award for table tennis and the 1999 U.S. Committee Developmental Coach of the Year Award for table tennis. McAfee was inducted in to the U.S. Table Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005.
Step 1. Before You Train; Step 2. The Basic Drive Strokes; Step 3. Spin and Footwork; Step 4. The Basic Spin Strokes; Step 5. The Basic Serve Game; Step 6. The Basic Serve Return Game; Step 7. Playing Points: The Five-Ball Training System; Step 8. Styles of Play and Basic Tactics; Step 9. Intermediate Stroke Techniques; Step 10. Intermediate Serves and Serve Returns; Step 11. Successful Tournament Play.