Playing well in doubles

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 1 year ago

Jasper Low

Jasper Low Asked 1 year ago

Hi Alois I think I am getting the feel of competing in singles now because it's just 1 v 1 and I'm in control of what I do. I'm thinking of playing doubles more now because I just think it's interesting. Only problem is that doubles feels very awkward to play sometimes. It's like I have to move everytime I play my shot and I'm not ready for my next shot most of the time. So I'm thinking how do you play or train multiball for doubles? 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 year ago

Hi Jasper,

The moving part is the first thing to think about when training doubles.  Try to think about staying out of the way of your partner when it is their time to hit however you need to stay as close as you can so that you can move into position for the next ball.

You can practice this with multi ball by getting someone to feed to one position initially and the two players moving in and around for each ball.  To start with you can even hit 2 balls each to give yourselves more time to adjust.  As you get better with it you can hit just one ball each.  You can also extend it by changing the position of where the ball is coming.  Initially the needed can make it easy however they can then make it more difficult by trying to get the two of you out of position.

We have some tutorials on Doubles in our Doubles Tactics section.


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