Tracking the ball?

Table Tennis Training and Drills

Last updated 11 years ago

Curtis Lewis

Curtis Lewis Asked 11 years ago

Hey coaches, I struggle against a player who has a very consistent and powerful smash, that usually gets past my backhand/forehand block.  Are there any tips or drills that I can use to practice tracking the ball for more accurate blocks?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 years ago

Hi Curtis,

The ore you can practice against fast players the better.  This will help to speed up your ability to react.

You can use multiball for this but also try to get faster players because this is much more lifelike.

This way you are also getting cues from your opponent about other things like their body position.  Make sure though that your focus is on the ball and you will see all the rest through your peripheral vision. 

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