Which shots should I focus on in my training

Table Tennis Training and Drills

Last updated 9 years ago

Mark Roberti

Mark Roberti Asked 9 years ago

 It's clear from your videos that Alois and Jeff have master all the shots -- forehand and backhand blocks, topspins, loops, flips and chops. That's why you are world-class players. But for the club player, should we focus on the few shots we are strong at or try to master all the shots? In other words, is it better to master a few shots or be pretty good at all shots?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Mark,

I think it is important to be proficient at a wide range of strokes.  Certainly, you need to be able to counterhit, block, topspin, topspin against backspin, push and even chop.

If you don’t have one of these there will be a big gap in your technique that your opponent will be able to exploit.

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Ilia Minkin

Ilia Minkin Posted 9 years ago

Is it a big deficiency to not have flicks?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Not really.  I think a push or chop will suffice to start with.  A flick is something that you can develop later.

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