Footwork and balance

Table Tennis Footwork

Last updated 11 months ago

Jasper Low

Jasper Low Asked 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months ago

Great Ivan.  Let me know how you get on.

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