Improving My Movement

Table Tennis Footwork

Last updated 9 years ago

utkarsh agarwal

utkarsh agarwal Asked 9 years ago

Can you give any tips that would improve my movement?


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 9 years ago

Hi Utkarsh,

Most of the movement in table tennis is sideways so this is where I am going to focus. To move sideways you need to be really well balanced. The best way to do this is to get your feet wide apart and to get down low by bending your knees. Then you use a jumping motion with both feet to move sideways.

Watch this video on Footwork Basics. It will give you some good tips on improving your movement.


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utkarsh agarwal

utkarsh agarwal Posted 9 years ago

but using this method i'm unable to make fast movement.

 


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Hi Utkarsh,

You can practice this movement without even needing to be near a table. The more you practice it the better you will get at it. Once you get the movement right, you will find it is the best way to move in table tennis. You can move quickly and remain balanced for your next shot.


utkarsh agarwal

utkarsh agarwal Posted 9 years ago

thanx!

 


utkarsh agarwal

utkarsh agarwal Posted 9 years ago

move stop and hit was the thing at which i made mistakes . i didnt stop as a result the opponent placed the ball and i was unable to make movement.

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

AS Jeff said, practice the movement more even away from the table. As you get used to the movement it will start to come naturally in the game as well.


mat huang

mat huang Posted 9 years ago

Foot work is the thing which is very very hard to get good at. Literally hard


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Lots of practice will get you there.


mat huang

mat huang Posted 9 years ago

Yeah-lots-and lots


utkarsh agarwal

utkarsh agarwal Posted 9 years ago

can any type of physical exercise help in improving movement??


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Hi Utkarsh,

Yes there are lots of exercises that will help.  Leg strength is an important part of your movement.  If you can focus on this.  It would be good to get to a gym and get some help with your program.

Also take a look at our blogs on Weight Training Specifically for Table Tennis and Strength Conditioning for Table Tennis.  These will also help you.



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