Warm up in competitions

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 3 years ago

Jasper Low

Jasper Low Asked 3 years ago

I remember you saying that in the warm up, you can do anything. But when watching competitions, it seems like they only do drives, blocks and topspins. Why don't people do chops and smashes and pushing and sidespinning and other possible techniques?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 years ago

Hi Jasper,

What you are seeing is the 2 minute warm up that players have on the table before a match.

There is an unmentioned code that you do a minute of forehand diagonal and a minute on the backhand diagonal.

The other warm up would be done prior to that on another table with a training partner.  I think it is important that you cover a wide range of skills before you commence your match so that from the first point yo are ready to go.

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