Long period training with return board

Table Tennis Training and Drills

Last updated 8 years ago

Kevin Winata

Kevin Winata Asked 8 years ago

Hi Alois,

When I practicing table tennis only with a return board (no training partner) for a long time (maybe several weeks), I just practicing my topspins (forehand and backhand). We never use any backspin when we play a drill with a return board right?

So, should I train to serve (separately)? I mean can I keep the level of my serve just by practicing topspins without serving?

Thanks for your time Coach!


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Kevin,

The return board is good if you have nothing else.  Practising your serve would be great for you.  It is such an important part of the game.


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Kevin Winata

Kevin Winata Posted 8 years ago

So how about chop or push or lob? How could I practice that with a return board?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

I don’t think this is possible.  It is a big limitation of a return board.


Kevin Winata

Kevin Winata Posted 8 years ago

I think lobbing and pushing is possible, but chopping is hard to do as we'll receive backspins. I could lob the ball, maybe the ball won't be come back, but I'll use multiball. My problem is about the chop

Any body there who have an Idea how to practice chopping without partner? 



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