Copying Techniques

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 6 years ago

Jaydev Ashra

Jaydev Ashra Asked 6 years ago

Hi Alois and Jeff,

There is a dismal situation in my mind. I have read that one should try to copy only one player and try to develop his game. I watch many world ranked players, who have unique techniques and styles. They all have something to adopt. When I watch J O Waldner, I feel the coolness, on the other side, Ma Lin's Footwork embarrasses me. So, what to do-Adopt only one player's style or get something from every player?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Jaydev,

I think it is OK to get ideas from many players.  The more of the best players that you watch the better.

The images that you get will help you to get the feel of strokes.  Hopefully then, you will develop your own style of playing.

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Jaydev Ashra

Jaydev Ashra Posted 6 years ago

Hi Alois and Jeff,

Finally, I have decided to copy Ma Lin and Fan Zhendong. Ma plays Forehand almost all over the table with fantastic footwork and reach. And, Fan is a quicker player having superb banana flicks and backhands. I need both. So, Comments please...

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

They are good players to be emulating.  If you can get to half their ability you will be playing a very good game.

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