Distance from the table

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 7 years ago

Carlos Alvarez Acosta

Carlos Alvarez Acosta Asked 7 years ago

Hi, I sometimes feel that I hit the ball too early, and I wonder if going a little further from the table would help me hitting the ball at the right time. At least it should help me by losing some effect from the opponent.

Could you give me some hints on where should I play?

Thank you


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Carlos,

FInd a distance that is comfortable for you.  Everyone has their own preference.  If you find you are being rushed then step a little further away from the table.  If you find that you have a lot of time then challenge yourself by stepping in a bit closer.

Take a look at our lesson on the Basic Stance to get some general tips on where to stand.


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Carlos Alvarez Acosta

Carlos Alvarez Acosta Posted 7 years ago

Thank you Alois, it's something I've been thinking for some time and I think that my strokes are going to improve. Thank you very much for your quick reply. 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

No problems Carlos.



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