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|Revelations of a Ping-Pong Champion||$17 + $6 shipping*|
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Moments, Memories, and Tips (updated
version will be available by March 26 - check back here)
controversial decision by the referee that changed the match with World #2
Cai Zhenhua from China
Winning Table Tennis:
Skills, Drills, and Strategies
Whether you're a competitive tournament player or a serious recreational player, Winning Table Tennis: Skills, Drills, and Strategies will help you improve your game. Dan Seemiller, 5-time U.S. singles and 12-time doubles champion, shows you all the shots and strategies for top level play. This book features 19 drills for better shot-making, plus Seemiller's own grip and shot innovations that will give you an edge over the competition. Featuring the most effective table tennis techniques and strategies Winning Table Tennis: shows you how
of a Ping-Pong Champion
If you are in the Olympic sport of table tennis, then you know Danny Seemiller, USAís greatest modern champion. In ďRevelations of a Table Tennis Champion,Ē the five-time U.S. Menís Singles Champion takes you through his 50 years in the sport, from the early days of training, the breakthroughs, the agonizing defeats and the great triumphs. Youíll learn why the three-sport star Ė baseball, basketball, and football Ė changed his focus to table tennis. Youíll experience his trips around the world, from being marched at gunpoint to achieving his boyhood dream of defeating the Chinese.
But playing is only half his story. Danny, a long-time coach first in Pittsburgh and then in South Bend, Indiana, was the U.S. Olympic and World Team Coach for ten years, and was named the USOC Coach of the Year for Table Tennis three times. He served five years as president of USA Table Tennis, ran dozens of major tournaments through the years, and was instrumental in bringing the 2018 World Veterans Games to the United States. He is a member of the USA Table Tennis Hall of Fame, and in 2012 became the youngest recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.
This is his story.
218 pages, 96 pictures
Available at Amazon in paperback, $24.95, or ebook, $9.99.
I first met Dan Seemiller at one of his Pittsburgh camps in 1977, my second year of play. Letís just say that I was in awe as he and his brothers (Ricky and Randy, plus Perry Schwartzberg) demonstrated and explained the various techniques. I went to another of his camps in 1978. The day before he badly sprained his ankle, and he showed up with the leg in a full cast so he could still move about to coach Ė and in a challenge match, hobbling about mostly on one leg, he still managed to win a challenge match against the U.S. #1 junior player, Rutledge Barry! Those Seemiller camps formed the basis both for my own game, and for my future professional coaching career. Little did I know that, one day, Iíd be assisting Dan at his Pittsburgh camps in the early 1990s, and learning how to run my own camps. Iíd also be his coaching chair during his USATT presidency. (And now Iím editing and doing the photo work and page layouts for his autobiography Ė wow!)
Dan is considered by most the greatest modern U.S. player, going back to the 1950s. Heís done it all at the highest levels Ė player, coach, tournament director, club president, and president of USA Table Tennis. He even has a grip named after him Ė the ďSeemiller grip.Ē Thereís a reason he was the youngest person ever awarded the USATT Lifetime Achievement Award, in 2012 at the age of 58. Even now, as I write this, heís still actively playing Ė easily the best over 60 player in the U.S. Ė while coaching at South Bend and helping USA Table Tennis run training camps for their top juniors. Plus, he was instrumental to bringing the World Veteran Games to the U.S. in 2018, something heís very excited about Ė setting it up, running it, and playing in it.