Footwork Training

Table Tennis Footwork

Last updated 9 years ago

Esteban Mendez

Esteban Mendez Asked 9 years ago

Ok, so I barely adopted the proper footwork technique spreading my legs apart, bending them, and shuffling here and there while maintaining that relaxation that I want. All that went well in my games and I could sense that potential that this proper footwork plays in my games. If I could only maintain that pace for a longer period of time, it would really give me an edge. Just back yesterday, after trying this footwork out, my legs felt like jelly. I haven't felt this tired since my first time playing (which was 2 years ago). What type of workout would you recommend for developing muscles for my legs. I went up and down the stairs very constantly a few hours ago-I don't know if that's good or not.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Esteban,

The fact that your legs are tired means you are probably doing it correctly.  Maybe it is just a matter of doing more footwork training during your practice session.  This will be really specific to improve what you need to.

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Esteban Mendez

Esteban Mendez Posted 9 years ago

Thank you so much Alois! It really helps me to know that I'm on the right track. Also, while I was doing the serve you were doing in the "Serve Placement" video, my right hand felt sore afterwards for swinging it so much and it added to my overall tiredness level even more. The more I did it, the weaker the serve became-it's kind of like lifting weights or doing pushups where I can only do them to a certain extent.

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