Not playing full stroke with commitment

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 7 months ago

Swapnil Sharma

Swapnil Sharma Asked 9 months ago

Hi Coach Alois

During match I see that I do not play the full stroke, particularly topspin against backspin or return by pimple player.

What can be done to get it corrected? I have my video clip how can I share that.

Thanks Coach Alois

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 months ago

Hi Swapnil,

I'm glad you're looking to improve your game. Playing full strokes with commitment is a vital part of becoming an effective table tennis player. To get it corrected, there are a few things you can do. First, make sure your footwork is correct. This means always being in a good position to play your stroke, whether it's a forehand or backhand. Then, focus on making sure you have proper contact with the ball.  Finally, practice your stroke precisely. Doing this on a regular basis can help you develop the necessary muscle memory and accuracy to ensure you react properly to any given situation.

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Jasper Low

Jasper Low Posted 7 months ago

How should I play whenever I am out of position? against pimple players, the ball always seems to be out of my hitting range even when I try to move. 

Philip Samuel

Philip Samuel Posted 7 months ago

The ball return from pimple players comes back softer, it does not bounce forward as much.  Also there is a difference between short and long pimples returns.

There is good stuff in previous posts on this.  Basically we need to stand closer to the table.

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