Table Tennis Training and Drills

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Jaydev Ashra

Jaydev Ashra Asked 6 years ago

 Hi Alois and Jeff,

I have been playing TT for Three plus years. My age is 31. I can be called an intermediate player. The thing keeps me from moving to another level is stiffness. I do have fine fitness. My feet also moves easily. But, the hand remains stiff, while executing the strokes.

What kind of exercises or drills should I do to make my stiffness fade away?

Thank You!

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 6 years ago

Hi Jaydev,

It's great you've identified the problem. I think it's important to have a relaxed grip. You certainly don't want to hold the bat too tightly as we mention in our video on how to hold a bat.

I think the key to fixing this is to pay particular attention to it for the next few training sessions. Don't try drills that are too complicated and make sure every point your are getting nice and relaxed. You can even try a few quick pancakes (where you bounce the ball once on each side of the racket) before each point as I find you need to have quite a relaxed wrist to turn the bat fast enough for this.

Let me know if this helps out!

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martinand bernard

martinand bernard Posted 6 years ago

it's very important, I put a grip on my handle and for me it's easier to be relax

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