Practice without robot or partner

Table Tennis Training and Drills

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Sahil Bhagat

Sahil Bhagat Asked 3 months ago

I have a table at home and tried different things like using the wall or keeping one side of the table upright to practice. However, it is difficult to simulate and practice against different types of spin like sidespin or heavy topspin. While I try to visit a local table tennis club to practice as much as I can I am trying to figure out if there is a way people have found to practice effectively at home without a good training partner.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 months ago

Hi Sahil,

There is no replacement for training with someone else.

The main thing is what you can train when you are by yourself.  Think about practising your strokes  by hitting up against a table or wall but don't worry too much about what comes back.  You can develop control of the ball by consistently hitting the ball against the wall.


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Erriza Shalahuddin

Erriza Shalahuddin Posted 3 weeks ago

One thing I do quite frequently lately is practicing my feeling on spinning the ball. It's quite simple. Throw the ball upward in front of you, then try to graze the ball upward with the forehand side of your bat, as if you're making a topspin. Focus on feeling on your hand and put as much spin as possible. My friend noticed my forehand opining became more powerful, not knowing my secret training regime 

Surely as Alois said nothing can replace proper practice with a good partner, but my motto here is any practice is better than no practice at all.



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