Learning TT

Table Tennis Training and Drills

Last updated 9 years ago

Arif Baghar

Arif Baghar Asked 9 years ago

Can I learn to play TT in about a year? 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Arif,

You can learn Table Tennis in a week but then it is just a process of how much you learn about the game.  It is a game that you can always improve on.  IN a year you can become proficient at all of the basic strokes.

To be a National level player usually takes 10 years.


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Arif Baghar

Arif Baghar Posted 9 years ago

Thank you Coach. :)


Jonathan Huynh

Jonathan Huynh Posted 9 years ago

Oh Dear! I have been playing for a year and a 3/8 and i'm still terrible!!!!! In everything! Well, my topspins not all that bad but still!!!! OH DEAR, OH DEAR oh dear.


Arif Baghar

Arif Baghar Posted 9 years ago

How often do you play? ^


Jonathan Huynh

Jonathan Huynh Posted 9 years ago

Um, i used to play twice or three times a week, but now i play as much as i can with my new bat. So it is either, my new bat or me. My old one was apart of a 4-Player set. It is very light, small pips out and has a very, very, very thin layer of sponge

sigh, I'm hopeless!!!!!!


Jonathan Huynh

Jonathan Huynh Posted 9 years ago

My new bat is also quite fast. I bought it from Coburg TT Club. They said it was an ideal Beginner bat.


Jonathan Huynh

Jonathan Huynh Posted 9 years ago

'sigh'


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Hi Jonathan,

it's hard to improve without a proper table tennis bat. Now you have a good beginner bat it will really help you. It will seem quite fast compared to your old bat so you need to focus on the consistency of your strokes. Try to practice getting 10 counterhits on in a row. Once you can do that, start to increase the number.

It's also great you are playing at Coburg. It's a great club and that will help you gain a lot of experience.

Keep training and it will start to come together.


Jonathan Huynh

Jonathan Huynh Posted 9 years ago

thanks Jeff!


Arif Baghar

Arif Baghar Posted 9 years ago

Jonathan- you are training with a coach? Or just on your own?


Jonathan Huynh

Jonathan Huynh Posted 9 years ago

mstly on my own. The only real practice i get is probably 4 hours a week with my dad. we do multiball, service return and so and so. We just follow your video drills and other links. i sometimes go to clubs.


Jonathan Huynh

Jonathan Huynh Posted 9 years ago

i mostly practice my serves. my tomahamk and pendulm serve are quite hard to return now.


Jonathan Huynh

Jonathan Huynh Posted 9 years ago

 usually pratcice with a wooden board placed against it. Oh what i would give for a robot!!!!!! the board is  not such a good partner to have. it ggives balls either to high, into the net or places it out.


Jonathan Huynh

Jonathan Huynh Posted 9 years ago

And is going to training once or twice a week okay as long as you train at home too because that's my problem. I'm getting a robot but thats about 28 weeks away ( the robot costs $300 and my dad said that one garden session equals $10. He says it only counts as long as it has over 2 hours  worth of gardening/cleaning 2 sessions down, 28 to go!:(! ). I might go to the HWATT on sunday mornings as long as in get over 90% in my homework and i can't do that every week! some thursdays i can go but that's rare. Is practicing topspin against backspin and serves for 28 weeks a good thing? please help me!


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Hi Jonathan,

It sounds like you're getting a good deal from your Dad with the gardening.

Table Tennis needs to fit in with your other priorities and getting your homework done is very important. When you do get a chance to practice just try and enjoy the session and stay focussed as much as you can. Practicing topspin against backspin is very good as you can use this tactic often in a match.


Jonathan Huynh

Jonathan Huynh Posted 9 years ago

Is OOAK and megaspin australian or oceania companies?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

OOAK is Australian and Megaspin is U.S.


Jonathan Huynh

Jonathan Huynh Posted 9 years ago

Are there any other australian companies that sell TT equipment?



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