Footwork

Table Tennis Footwork

Last updated 13 years ago

Yuriy Unknown

Yuriy Unknown Asked 13 years ago

Hello!!!

Tell me please how can i training to have better foot work?

Thank you!

Yuriy


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 13 years ago

Hi Yuriy,

This is what I said to Manuel previously about footwork. I think it will answer your question well.

There are several footwork drills that you can do to start.

My favourite to get the movement correct is to do two Forehand (FH) balls, one from the Forehand (FH) corner and one from the Backhand (BH) corner.

The second is a BH fom the BH corner a FH form the BH corner and then a FH from the FH corner.

The important things to think about when doing footwork are the movement of your legs and your balance.

The leg movement is a shuffle or jump moving sideways all the time (crab walk). Have you legs quite wide. As you advance you can think about a rod between your knees so that they can't come together. This will help you to jump. sideways quickly.

 


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