This was my situation in 1990.At the age of 47 and after 30 years of active football,
I started playing table-tennis at the SC Berg Association in Baden-Württemberg.
Other newcomers to table-tennis may find themselves in a similar situation.
Trainers tend to be more involved in youth training
and active players are already training together.
Finding a trainer to work with when you are older
and in the lower leagues can be rather difficult.
The key is “learning by doing” – either you make it or you continue to play at 6th position in the C-league.
Table tennis represented a new challenge for me since I had
to play 20 to 30 year old players who were well-trained and had good technique.
……..The situation described above was exactly what happened with me.
My training partners had little time to train with me.
I had to do something on my own to improve my performance.
I decided to buy a table and placed it right in front of the wall.
As you can imagine, the wall returned the balls in a very funny manner.
This happened in 1997 – and in exactly this moment
the idea of the first RETURNBOARD was born.
After progressive development, a training tool is now available
that can be a valuable support for learning proper table-tennis technique.
This tool can improve the performance of any player:
- Players at home
- Trainers in youth training
- Active players at service training
I obtained the C-Trainer License and relevant knowledge of beginners and youth training at TTC-Ehingen.
Additional ideas then started taking shape in my mind about the development of other unique training tools.
These tools were to motivate children to learn new techniques in a fun way.
More training tools which should support the children’s motivation and support fun in learning new techniques.
Everyone interested in table-tennis should visit this training kit on my website.
Returnboard has finally made high-level topspin training possible at home.
Now in 2004 – 61 years old - I’m playing in the A-league and in front position.
Due to intensive training on the returnboard, I achieved a result of 11 : 5.
- 11 games won
- 5 games lost
I use a “Dr. Neubauer BALSA” racket with a “MONSTER” covering
and that has also played a decisive role in my improvement.
The training tools provide unlimited training sessions at home under good training conditions.”