Last updated 9 years ago
Hey Alois how are you my question is this at the Geelong table tennis centre some of the back courts are floor board and extremely slippery. I find them dangerous and evey time i have to play on them get a sore back-tight hamstrings. I detest playing on them and slip 95% of the time.
I can't move at all without slipping i feel like i am going to do a major career ending injury.!! A couple of other players feel the same way and hate playing on them. But quite lot of players love these courts and enjoy sliding into there shots on them.
What can i do to avoid slipping on every shot on these courts I know i can ask to move to other courts the taraflex ones, but feel like a bad sport if i ask my opponents to move courts. It's not a mental thing as i am always slipping on these courts. How can i have better footwork on these dangerous slippery floor boards.? I should be able to play anywhere and on any surface right Alois.?
I really don't like playing on slippery courts either. One thing that will help is if you run a dust mop over them before you start. Sometimes it is a case of the dust layer that causes the slip.
Also, think more about staying better balanced, with your weight over your knees. Have a slightly narrower stance so more of your weight is going downwards rather than pushing sideways.
You are really lucky to have Taraflex to play on sometimes. Most players around the world would love to have it.
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