Footwork shadow play

Table Tennis Training and Drills

Last updated 10 years ago

Lennard Froma

Lennard Froma Asked 10 years ago


First of all, sorry for my bad English, I'm a student from the Netherlands so my English isn't that great I often watch Pingskills on Youtube, but I've got a problem and I thought that you could help me out!

I don't have much time for lessons because I'm very busy with school right now, but I still need to work on my footwork?! ( I don't know how you call that in English) for spinning forehand and backhand and so moving from the left to right again and again, but because I don't have much time for lessons I thought maybe you know a way to learn at home?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Lennard,

Your English is very good.

An easy way os to practice the movement without the table or ball.  So work on the sideways movement as we show you in the lesson on Footwork Basics.  You can also do some shadow play footwork with the strokes.  So you make the move then do the action for a forehand topspin.  Move across the other way and do the action for the backhand topspin. This will definitely help you movement and you can do it during your study breaks.  It would only take a couple of minutes at a time when you have a spare few minutes.

You can also take a look at our lesson on Practicing Alone which may give you some more ideas. 

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