February 24, 2017


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Newgy Industries, Inc. founder and owner, Joseph E. Newgarden, Jr., a ping pong enthusiast, originally started working on the table tennis robot as a hobby in 1972. Three years later his hobby became a business. The table tennis robot took 16 years of research and development before its first commercial release in 1988. Robo-Pong® debuted to rave reviews from the table tennis community. It is a pattern that has continued with each new generation of Robo-Pong table tennis robots.

Still at the helm of Newgy Industries, Newgarden ensures his organization continues to refine the Robo-Pong to deliver the best quality table tennis robots with industry-leading functionality to meet the demands of the table tennis community. Newgarden believes the table tennis robot, if properly used, can revolutionize the way a person practices table tennis and learns the game. The table tennis robot provides a means for everyone from the beginner to national champion to have a practice partner ready to practice anytime. Newgy products are also designed as home-use games for family fun and entertainment, fitness and exciting competition in mind. The Robo-Pong table tennis robot is simple to use and store, reliable, virtually maintenance free and easy to set up, take down, and transport. Newgarden is passionately committed to producing table tennis products that are affordable, high quality and user friendly so that everyone can experience the competition, fitness benefits and family fun that table tennis offers.

Because of Newgarden’s vision to create the Robo-Pong table tennis robot, hundreds of thousands of individuals and families are enjoying the sport of table tennis in ways they never could before. Nothing teaches the sport of table tennis faster or more effectively than the Robo-Pong table tennis robot.

Newgy's innovations and various programs, such as their Table Tennis School Programs and Table Tennis Training Center located in Gallatin, Tennessee were designed to bring the sport of table tennis into the mainstream in the USA to the heights of which the rest of the world already recognizes..

Table Tennis Tip ― Devastate the “Top Dog”

Everyone wants to pull off the biggest upset of the tournament – that is everyone’s aspiration when entering a table tennis tournament.  In this article, I’m going to outline some of the major tactics that can turn your dream into a reality.

Forget About It

Forget about winning, just play your best.  You have about 4-7 seconds between points during the table tennis match.  Instead of spending those 4-7 seconds on calculating your new rating with the big rating adjustment you will get, focus your attention on your performance.  Are you moving well?  Are you spinning the ball? Are you adjusting?  Are you making good decisions?

Expect a Fight

You need to expect this table tennis match to be a huge battle.  Hoping that your opponent will be injured or hoping that his racket fails the thickness test won’t put you in the best mindset for an upset.  Of course, things do happen – elite table tennis players get cramps, get injured, get into arguments and have equipment problems – these external factors could seriously help you with a win – but you shouldn’t be hoping for these traumatic events to happen to your opponent.

Take Some Risk

If you play normal and your high-level opponent plays normal, then you will likely lose.  Especially in the beginning of the table tennis match, you must take measured risks to put pressure on your opponent and steal the first table tennis game.

Don’t Be Risky

Ok, I thought that I was supposed to be risky?  I’m going to re-emphasize the point I just said……       …..MEASURED RISK!  MEASURED RISK!  About 90% of elite table tennis players don’t need to perform against the low guy because the low guy goes for too much risk.  Please don’t try to smash every serve, please don’t try to smash every loop.  Don’t be TOO risky!

Continue to Adjust

For sure, the elite table tennis player is smart.  If he starts losing, you might make some adjustments.  As the table tennis match progresses, continue to think of tactics between points and make the necessary adjustments.  Just because a particular tactic won the first table tennis game 11-2, doesn’t mean that it will continue to work.

Remember It

After the upset, you can go back to the table tennis club the following week.  Instead of just remembering the look on your opponent’s face, you should remember the tactics that you used, remember the mindset that you had, remember the aggressiveness or consistency that you played.  My game is structured around my upsets.  When I had my biggest upsets, I was able to mentally list the factors that contributed to the upset and continue to restructure my game around those aspects.  You can do it too – just remember, write it down and train accordingly!

By Samson Dubina, Professional Table Tennis Athlete and Coach

Newgy Robo-Pong
Newgy Robo-Pong


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