How to be a Good Coach

Table Tennis Training and Drills

Last updated 8 years ago

Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Asked 8 years ago

Hi PingSkills my friends want to learn table tennis and they told me to be their coach. The problem is, how to be a good coach ? As all of them have the same age with me. This make them can't learn the stroke seriously as they feel that I'm their friend, not their coach. So, how to be a good coach even they are my friends and have the same age with me and the most important thing is that they want learn and practice seriously. What should I do ? Please for the advice. Thank you very much


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Frendy,

The most important thing about a coach I think is to have a genuine interest in helping the player.  Everything else just flows from there.

Keep things simple with your instruction.  Good luck coach.


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Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 8 years ago

No, I'm not a coach. I only can teach them the basics... Anyway, if they always make a wrong movement, how to fix it ? I've told them but they still make the same mistakes several times. Second, there's my friend that have play table tennis for a long time and he can hit the ball well. But the problem is, even the ball is good, but all of the movement are wrong, from the start position, to the finish position, and even the basic stance. So how to fix it ? It has been a habbit for him and even I force him to make a good stance, he still can't do it and do the wrong habbits. I afraid that it will disturb his play in rally and can't move. Another bad habbit is that he likes to standing far from the table and hit the ball below the table. It's very fatal and until now he still make the wrong habbits... This make me confuse as my another friends just need several times to correct their movement. Please help me...

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Everyone is different.  I think patience is the key.  Keep giving him enough experiences and reminders and it will start to happen correctly.  Try expressing your thoughts in slightly different ways.


Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 8 years ago

I see... Oh yeah, one more problem. When they can perform their basic stroke correctly, then after serveral days, they made another mistake that the stroke movement is wrong and they can't do it just like before. Do you know what's the problem ? It's very sucks when they can do the right stroke continuously then make many faults again... How to fix it ?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Reminders… Practice… Patience… Reminders… Practice… Patience...


Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 8 years ago

Ok, thank you for the advice I'll always remember to be patience :D

Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 8 years ago

Hi PingSkills. There's another problem on teaching the stroke. That's about their consistency. They like to hit the ball fast and sometimes it make the ball spinned but the ball is not consistence. So how to fix it ? I've told them and give them examples but they still make that mistake. I know patience is the key but what should I do to make their movement slow but have a lot of consistency so the stroke will be correct. Should I use multi-ball or what ? And how ? Please for the answer. Thank you very much

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Give them a number of hits that they should aim to reach, or have a competition to see which player can get the most hits in a row.



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