Correcting technique flaws

Table Tennis Training and Drills

Last updated 3 years ago

Gruia Calinescu

Gruia Calinescu Asked 3 years ago


I have already identified several flaws in my FH counterhit technique:

1) Not holding the paddle loose between hits

2) Not tracking the ball enough with my eyes

3) After salute, too slow to retract/lower the arm to the Ready Position

Right now I am practicing with a robot, but soon can have a partner.

My first question is: do I correct these flaws one at a time or should I try all?

And how soon, in hours trained with robot, before I can try to see if my technique improved vs a practice partner?

Thank you

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 years ago

Hi Gruia,

You can work soon the Forehand as a whole but shift focus on these elements during a session.

Work on one, such as the grip and focus on this for a few minutes or until you are feeling that it is how you want.  Then shift attention to the tracking.  As you do this the attention will go away from the grip but see how much of that you retain while focusing on the ball.  Then think about the recovery of the stroke and once again the other aspects may decrease.

It can be a long process but with good focus during your sessions you can make changes to all of the aspects.

If you have the option, I would try this with a training partner from the start.  It is more realistic than with a robot.

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