Footwork and balance

Table Tennis Footwork

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Jasper Low

Jasper Low Asked 3 years ago

Is it okay if I play my stroke while my weight is on my toes? I find it very easy to move when I'm putting my weight on my toes because when I stick my hand out, my feet always moves to that position 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 years ago

Hi Jasper,

Focus on being balanced when you hit the ball.  Balance means having your centre of gravity between your feet.

It is good to have your weight slightly forward on your feet but you still need to have the ability to balance yourself and not fall forward.

Your movement needs to start with your legs rather than your hand.  If you start with your hand you will tend to lose your balance because your centre of balance will go to the side of your feet rather than between them.

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ivan deng

ivan deng Posted 3 years ago

that is a very good adivce, most of time i lost the balance beacsue i start with my hand rather than my legs, l guess l need to correct those mistakes,speacilly l played with the fast players, their storkes are so fast for both side. l think centre of gravity between my feet is a big help, try to priactice more



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 years ago

Great Ivan.  Let me know how you get on.

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