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Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 13 years ago

michael townsend

michael townsend Asked 13 years ago

i have a problem in attacking shots in table tennis in that i have unorthodox movements in my strokes which cause me to hit the ball off the table in most occasions. how do i cure this

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 13 years ago

Hi Michael,

I would encourage you to spend a lot of time working on your technique.  Keep the ball rally slow to start with to make sire you are getting te movements right.  This may take quite a while.  For basic strokes a couple of training sessions at least.  Do not move on until you have the movements correct.  This will take some discipline but it will be worth it in the end.

Once you feel you have the technique correct, then you can start to speed up the ball and see if your technique can remain the same.

The reason for using the techniques that we teach is that they will still be effective when you try to play the ball faster.  To do this though you have to get it right at the slow pace first.

We see too many players trying to hit the big shots before they learn the strokes.  Try not to fall into this trap.

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