Short Push

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 7 years ago

Dima X

Dima X Asked 7 years ago

Hello PingSkills! I have been watching your videos and they are very good. I have a question about short pushing? Is there a different technique for this compared to long pushing? If so, how does it differ?

Thank you,


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Dima,

The technique for the short push has the same principles.

The keys though are to get the ball as early as possible.  This means that you are closer to the net when you hit the ball.  This makes it easier to get the ball short on the other side.  The stroke doesn’t need much forward movement at all.  Basically just allow the ball to hit you bat rather than trying to hit the ball.  You just need to make sure you have the right angle on your racket.

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Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

Our premium members can watch this video on the push in detail for more information.

Dima X

Dima X Posted 7 years ago

Thank you

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