Mark Smythe Table Tennis

Australia's no. 1 coach

Is Plastic Ball causing more injuries???

After the introduction of the Plastic Ball in July 2014, yours truly made a prediction it would likely cause more injuries to world class players as they have to use more physical energy & exertion into movements due to the ball "holding up" on the table a fraction of a second longer compared to the Celluliod Ball. This could now be the case as doctors try to explain why more injuries are occurring with some of the world's best players. 

To read some comments from German's National Team doctor click, Interview with Germany's National Team doctor