Author Archives: Mike Ritz

With Heart, Soul, Ball and Racket – Third BailongBall Meeting of Regulars

Zum dritten Mal in diesem Jahr trafen sich BailongBall-Spieler in Bensheim zum “Stammtisch”. Wie auch bei den letzten Malen wurde viel gespielt, das Neueste rund um den Sport ausgetauscht und viel gelacht. Multiplay stand wieder hoch im Kurs und oftmals spielte die gesamte Gruppe in einem Kreis. Aber auch das Netzspiel zu zweit oder zu viert, sowie Compete Mini wurden trainiert. Freestyle durfte natürlich auch nicht fehlen und so feilten die Spieler gezielt an Bewegungen und tauschten sich über diverse Techniken aus.

Workshop & Supersion @ Hamburg – Impressions

Looking back at TBBA’s Workshop and Supersion weekend on October 5th and 6th, we learned a lot, had a lot of fun and took a bag full of impressions back home. We met players and trainers from Europe’s Western boundaries, like Portugal, France and the Netherlands, across the continent to Germany and all the way to its Eastern borders, like Russia. What is more – we  met friends we have not seen for a year! It is this annual get together, that forms one of the highlights towards the end of the year

Advanced Techniques – behind the back and pivoting

For balls approaching high and to your right and perhaps a little too short for a high forehand return (that is if you are right handed – high to your left if you are left handed), you may want to try a variant to surprise your partner. It not only adds the factor of surprise to your game but also adds flexibility to your coverage of the court. Whereas a high forehand return requires you to move towards a shorter ball, this move allows you to maintain your position on the court.

A fresh drive in your everyday life – BailongBall Rostock

We want to make BailongBall known to everybody. And so we had some airtime on a local TV station, in Rostock. You can also find the video on Youtube – just search for „Toitenwinkler Augenzeuge“. Among other things, the video covers an annual event by citizens of the city districts of Toitenwinel and Dierkowen. The event is open to everybody, young and old. We had an information booth called „kiss the frog“ and has several presentations and activities for everybody to join in.

Workshop & Supervision @ Hamburg – Join us!

As every year, BailongBall players and members of the Taiji BailongBall Association (TBBA) meet for a Workshop and Supervision. For two days, all BailongBall disciplines are taught, practiced and played. Players will be joining from many countries, to include France, Germany, Portugal, Russia, etc. Workshop and Supervision are led by Olga Ardesheva, from Russia. The […]