Blinking against a smash

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 7 years ago

Phillip Simmons

Phillip Simmons Asked 7 years ago

My hitting partner and I were discussing that we think we blink when our opponent hits a hard smash or drive.  This causes us to lose the tracking of the ball at a critical time.  What is your experience with this?  Do most players do this?  Is there a way to prevent this?

Thanks, Phil

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Phil,

I think it is important to not blink during the rally.  The better players will keep their eyes open throughout the rally.

Practice focusing on the ball through a rally when you are training and you will find this helps greatly with your game play and your reactions.

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