How to manoeuvre your feet

Table Tennis Footwork

Last updated 10 years ago

Chris Theoforus

Chris Theoforus Asked 10 years ago

Hello, Pingskills I am pretty new to table tennis. I play people at my local pool but I can't get my footwork right and it causes me to miss the ball a lot of the time are there different stances just like different serves and rubbers

Thanks, Chris 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Chris,

The basic stance is to have your feet wide apart, much wider than shoulder width.  Bend your knees and lean slightly forward.  You should be quite square to the table.

Take a look at our lesson on the Ready Position.  This will show you what I am talking about. 

Then look at the lesson on the Footwork Basics.

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