Engage the legs

Table Tennis Footwork

Last updated 6 years ago

eugene lu

eugene lu Asked 6 years ago

During a match, the ball isn't always moving in different positions all the times unlike when doing footwork drills. The opponents will sometimes plac the ball in the same directions, the legs do almost no movements. suddenly, the opponent changes the direction of the ball and you will be off balanced because your legs aren't prepared to move. How do I engage my legs to prepare for the next ball? 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Eugene,

The key is to keep the legs moving all the time.  After each hit, make an adjusting movement that repositions yourself each time.  If you watch the top players you will see them doing this constantly during a rally.


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eugene lu

eugene lu Posted 6 years ago

Which footwork should I use, and where should I move to cover the whole court on the next ball.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Focus on staying mobile and you will start to adjust your position depending on where you have hit the ball.  If you hit it wide to the forehand you will move more to your forehand corner for example.



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