Fitness training

Table Tennis Training and Drills

Last updated 5 years ago

Daniele A

Daniele A Asked 5 years ago


I'm working on learning proper footwork for moving to the next ball, but I find it very hard on my legs, and in the second half of my training session I am too tired to do it well. I decided that I am not fit enough for the proper footwork.  I am not fat or anything specially bad, just that I didn't play any sport for some years, and I have a quite sedentary life. To recover some fitness, I started to go out running regularly.

I wonder, if beside running, other exercises could be useful for table tennis. For example, is it useful if I also do some sideways shuffling? And some squats? Can you think about other useful exercises? Should I take care only of my legs, or should I also do something for my upper body? How would you organize a 45 min - 1 hour training session outdoor?

Thank you very much for your very useful website! 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Daniele,

We are not fitness experts but just from experience squats are very useful to increase leg strength and also allow yourself to move faster and for longer.

Other things such as running and skipping will help as well.

If you are really focused on this, speak to someone with expertise in strength and conditioning.  Usually you can find someone at a gym but you will often have to explain to them what you are talking about as their concept of training Table Tennis may not be realistic.


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