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I play TT after work hours at the office. We mainly play doubles. I just wanted to advance my game & joined a club, but find myself to be a beginner. I thought I was playing decently, but when I played at the club it seems to be a different ballgame.
i seem to get stuck close to the table when I serve or play a short ball return. I then find my foot not moving and I lose the point. I was playing the forehand & backhand topspin well in the office. But in the club, they are using a different ball which spins a lot more.
I don't know how to get around my footwork problem.
Firstly well done on getting your self to a club. As you can see it opens up the level of play that you are exposed to.
After serving, focus on getting back into a good balanced position in the ready position we show you Basic Stance.
To get to the short ball, you need to move your right foot (if you are a right hander) in close to the table. Take a look at this tutorial on The Push in Detail which will show you the footwork needed for that ball.
You will get used to the better ball. It is probably a bit heavier and they are probably spinning the ball a lot more than your work colleagues as well.
Keep up the good work.
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