First stroke for beginners

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

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Ardak .

Ardak . Asked 8 months ago

Hi, coach!

Which stroke must be teached firstly to a person who never hold racket in his life? Now I try to teach him holding the racket correctly and just touch the ball. Because he misses lot when I give him very slow balls. And when he touches the ball, he does very small movement. It looks like block. When he returns the ball flies very high. Does he need to do longer stroke? Id.est do bigger swing and move racket forward more? And how must he touch the ball? Flat or smooth?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 months ago

Hi Ardak,

It sounds like you are doing a good job with teaching.

I think the first thing is to develop control of the ball just with a push or flat controlled hit.  Take a look at our tutorial on The Most Important Skill.

After this the 4 basic strokes can be learned... The Forehand CounterhitBackhand CounterhitBackhand Push and the Forehand Push.

Good luck with your teaching.  Let us know how he progresses.

 

 

 

 

 


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Ardak .

Ardak . Posted 8 months ago

Thank you very much, coach! Ok, I will tell about progress, I hope he will do progress :) 


Ardak .

Ardak . Posted 6 months ago

Hi, coach!

My students are progressing but very slowly. In a group sessions there are 7 students. I work with them only 2 hours in a week. It was decision of school administration. With 14-year old students we started FH and BH counterhits. 11-year old students are still learning flat slow strokes :)


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 months ago

That good Ardak. Progress is great. Are they enjoying the learning?


Ardak .

Ardak . Posted 6 months ago

Yes, they are enjoying the learning, even I work only 7 minutes with each student in 1 hour. Little students are forgetting learned strokes because of very short amount of traning and big interval between training sessions. Yes, progress is good for such training id est 14 minutes in a week with each student :)


Ardak .

Ardak . Posted 6 months ago

But it is very hard to teach 11-year old girls. I feel like  they are starting learning for the first time at each training session. They forget all. They still can't do slow flat hits in a row, and it is really annoying :(. 


Ardak .

Ardak . Posted 5 months ago

But 11-year old boys and 14-year old students are progressing very fast.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 months ago

Great to hear your updates Ardak. Progress takes time and everyone progresses differently. Well done in persevering. 


Ardak .

Ardak . Posted 5 months ago

Thank you, coach! 



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