Pushing out

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

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D K Asked 1 month ago


in a last weeks I struggle with pushing as I tend to push EVERYTHING OUT. It seems like no matter the incoming spin, I just keep throwing the pushes behind the table or next to the table.
Any idea what can cause this?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 month ago

Hi Dan,

Difficult to tell without seeing the strokes exactly but it could be that you are contacting the ball too flat rather than brushing under it a bot more.

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D K Posted 1 month ago

Shouldnt the balls rather go into the net if it was too flat?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 1 month ago

That depends on how hard you hit it and the angle of your racket when you hit it flat. 

Philip Samuel

Philip Samuel Posted 1 month ago

Maybe you are holding bat too tight, try shot with relaxed soft grip and see what happens, as well as experimenting with angle of bat, and brushing as  advised by AR.


D K Posted 1 month ago

It happens to me all the time even if I am trying to retract the hand on impact but the ball still goes out.
I know all these things regarding brushing,angles etc.
After all,I am a defender,I use pushes most of the time.
Also,this happens to me only last few weeks. Before it was quite OK. I havent changed anything in my technique and I cannot figure out what is wrong :(

Nigel C

Nigel C Posted 1 month ago

DK, you should definitely try not to stress about this. I sympathize as last few weeks I can't seem to play a decent backhand either a flick, drive or loop against anything short on the table. This was and is my steady side that I usually rely on if my more attacking forehand starts going a bit wild. My point is the more anxious you are the more stiff your whole body will be and the more jerky it will make your strokes.

Clear your mind, take some nice deep breaths and practice, and practice more until you get back in the groove. Know that your pushes will start to work again.


D K Posted 1 month ago

Maybe it is related to by new teammate and the psychology he creates,and disturbs me.
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