Ball coming at you

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 5 months ago

Steven Steven

Steven Steven Asked 5 months ago

Hello Alois and Jeff,

I was wondering what do I do when a ball is coming at me. To better explain, what do I do when a flick comes to me or a smash, or a push. What is my reaction to hit the ball? What hit should I do? Thanks

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 months ago

Hi Steven,

If the ball is coming straight at you the main thing is to be able to move to the side.  Often you don't have a lot of time.  If you can get your feet wider apart with a low stance then you will be able to sway to the side without even moving your feet to get a reasonable position to be able to deal with this ball.

We do have a tutorial on this for our Premium members.  Take a look at Dealing with the Middle Ball.


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