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Table Tennis Training and Drills

Last updated 4 years ago

Samar Samar

Samar Samar Asked 4 years ago

Hi Alois and Jeff ! I started playing Table Tennis about 3 weeks ago. I play daily for 1 hour and dont play on weekens. I learned top spin back spin backspin serve and started implementing it right away in my game. Im able to top spin sometimes and I serve well but my friends keep telling me not to try any spin instead focus just on keeping the ball on table. I was wondering whats wrong if I keep practicing topspin and smashing right from the start it will improve by time no ? Should I really try none of these things and focus only on keeping the ball on table ? What if the opponent attacks then what is the purpose of keeping the ball on table ? It would be just like I'm defending but opponent is smashing on me everytime. What's useful about that ? Please tell me what should I focus more ? Thanks

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 4 years ago

Hi Samar,

It is important to develop control of the ball initially.  This will allow you to develop your strokes more effectively later on.

However, I think it is OK to experiment with spin as well as you are developing the control of the ball... As long as you are still developing control.

Take a look at our tutorial on The Most Important Skill.


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