Do we need to practice strong shots

Table Tennis Training and Drills

Last updated 3 years ago

Chandrachur Mukherjee

Chandrachur Mukherjee Asked 3 years ago

Hello Alois,

I used to play table tennis 2-3 years ago. I loved this site back then. Then I had to move to some other place, and afterwards I did not find any club until now.

So, now as I am trying to resume my practice, my partner is asking me to not hit the ball very hard while counter top-spinning or topspin against backspin and any other shots like that.

He says that if we can hit the ball slowly with the basic movement correct then we will face no trouble in tournaments attacking the ball fast. All we need to do is make the stroke bigger and faster.

Do you feel he is correct, or we must practice attacking separately too. I think that we should practice attacking or else it may create problems in serious matches.

Please let me know your thoughts on this issue.

Thanks a lot.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 years ago

Hi Chandrachur,

Welcome back to the game and to the PingSkills site.

At first it is important to practice hitting the ball with good control to develop the stroke.  IF you are wanting to hit the ball faster, your partner is correct, you need to then make the stroke bigger and move your bat through faster.  However, before using it in a match you should practice it in training as well.


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Chandrachur Mukherjee

Chandrachur Mukherjee Posted 3 years ago

So do you suggest to do it slow right now and practice with faster attacks like just 2-3 days before tournaments?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 years ago

You need to practice it for weeks before a tournament to make sure you have the feel for it.


Chandrachur Mukherjee

Chandrachur Mukherjee Posted 3 years ago

Thanks.. this site seems to have become better than the last time I saw it. :)

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 years ago

Thanks Chandrachur, Jeff has done a lot of work to get the new site up and running.  I am glad that you like the new layout.


Arjan van Luttikhuizen

Arjan van Luttikhuizen Posted 3 years ago

Kind of off-topic, but did Jeff program this website all on his own over the years or did he get outside help as well?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 years ago

He has done it all by himself.



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