Glossary of table tennis. The use of speed glue increased the spin and speed even further, resulting in changes to the equipment to "slow the game down". Sincea team event has been played instead of the doubles. The racket is held closed and near to the ball, which is hit with a short movement "off the bounce" immediately after hitting the table so that the ball travels faster to the other side. United States Olympic Committee.
Women's doubles finals, World Table Tennis Championships.
The Seemiller grip is named after the American table tennis champion Danny Seemillerwho used it. Seemiller paired inverted rubber with anti-spin rubber; many players today combine inverted and long-pipped rubber. Players are equipped with a laminated wooden racket covered with rubber on one or two sides depending on the grip of the player. A match shall consist of the best of any odd number of games. Often, the best option for beginners is to simply push the ball back again, resulting in pushing rallies. The counter-hit is usually a counterattack against drives, normally high loop drives.