My Personal Practice Partner – the Newgy Robo-Pong 2050 by Michael Landers


I love having a training partner that is always there for me and ready to go whenever I am. I’m talking about my Newgy Robo-Pong 2050 table tennis robot of course!

Every night for the last couple of days, I’ve been doing multi-ball and different drills with my Robo-Pong for a few hours. One of the best features of the 2050 model is that it can be programmed, so I can do any drills I want without any hassle. Here is the routine I do in order to keep at my best:

- 10 Minutes Forehand warming up (looping, blocking, hitting, etc.)

- 10 Minutes Backhand warming up (looping, blocking, punching, etc.)

- An hour of Multi-ball

2 x 200 balls: Forehand/Forehand…(this means I program the robot to shoot one ball to my forehand and one ball a bit to the left of the middle of the table; I use my forehand on both balls…and yes, I count 200 out in my head, rest for a minute or so and then repeat)

2 x 150 balls: Backhand/Backhand…(one ball to my backhand and one ball to my middle; I use backhand on both balls…rest one minute and then repeat)

2 x 200 balls: Falkenberg (Backhand, turn & use forehand, then wide forehand… repeat… all topspin)

2 x 50 balls: Forehand loop off of underspin...(all balls placed to my backhand…I stay in ready position, turn, loop, and return to ready position…then repeat)

2 x 30 sets of Forehand/Forehand loop off of underspin… (one ball underspin to my backhand and then one out wide to my forehand) try that one, it’s really tough!

- 15 Minutes Stretching and a cool down (riding a stationary bike for 20 minutes)

- 30 Minutes Serve Practice

Quick Tip

Have you ever been really sore after practicing hard or doing some physical training? You can easily prevent that by doing some light exercise like jogging or riding a bicycle or even slowly jumping rope for 10-20 minutes! This takes away the lactic acid that your muscles build up while training, making you less prone to injuries and soreness the following day!

I hope this helps give you a better idea of how to practice. Don’t hesitate to try the tip I gave you about riding a bike after a grueling workout to alleviate aches and pains the next few days. It has worked miracles for me.

The moral of the story is that my Newgy Robo-Pong table tennis robot has been there for me whenever I am ready. Thanks, Robo-Pong, for being my personal practice partner!

Michael Landers

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