How to feed multi ball

Table Tennis Training and Drills

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Simon Lewis

Simon Lewis Asked 10 years ago

Hi Pingskills,
I am looking for some help when it comes to feeding mutli ball. I know the best way to do it is to practice, but I am struggling to keep feeding the balls to the player at a consistent pace. I usually have three in my hand, and once the three have gone, I take a while to pick the next batch of balls up again and continue feeding. This tends to disrupt the flow of the practice. 
How do you feed multi ball when you coach? 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Simon,

This is definitely a good skill to work on.

I often have 3 in my hand as well.  What sort of container do you have the balls.  Try to have them in an open container that is easily accessible. Feed the ball out at a pace that you are comfortable with to start with.  The most important thing is rhythm rather than pace.  So slow it down to the speed that you can pick the next bunch of balls up.  As you get more comfortable you will start to be cleaner with picking up the next bunch of balls.

If you are finding 3 balls difficult to pick up then go back to two or even one at a time so you are getting better rhythm. 

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Aasim Showkat

Aasim Showkat Posted 9 years ago

I think the best thing for learning this is to take a look at this....

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Great advice Aasim.


Chairiel Chairiel

Chairiel Chairiel Posted 5 years ago

Hi pingskill,

I'm Chairiel 

May i ask you,  how to counter smash ( TOPSPIN) It is rather difficult block when with someone which good  in attack,  thank you


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

Hi Chairiel,

The first thing you should focus on is to stop your opponent from attacking. Take a look at this lesson on I Can't Return That Smash!.

Then also look at the lessons on the Backhand Block as the option to be able to return a fast topspin.

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