Drills for children

Table Tennis Training and Drills

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Richly Bamon

Richly Bamon Asked 5 years ago


I have newly started coaching and I have never gone to any sort of coaching programme before. Can you please help me with a drill or two that will be most effective for children who are new to the sport. Age group 3 years to 6 years old.

And please do share what is the first thing I should consider doing?



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Richly,

You can start with some off table activities such as rolling the ball on the floor to each other.  You will find that for a 3 year old it will be difficult to get them hitting on a table as it will be too high.

You could progress them to rolling the ball on a table, by using any table you have at home or at the venue that is a more appropriate height for them.  Then you can do some bouncing to them to get them used to the flight of the ball.  Even bouncing to each other and catching.

The main thing at this stage is to develop coordination and control of the ball and understanding the tracking of the ball.  The more activities such ass this that you can do with them at an early age the better it will be for them later.

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Richly Bamon

Richly Bamon Posted 5 years ago

Thank you so much Sir.Alois.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

No problems.

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