Loop footwork

Table Tennis Footwork

Last updated 11 years ago

Harikrishnan U

Harikrishnan U Asked 11 years ago

Hi sir,

The most important question according to me that i wanted to ask you is this one. Should i strech my leg more in loop than the ready position? I am asking this because i have seen players like wang liqin, ma long, ma lin, wang hao etc stretch their leg more than ready position for serves and other shots.

Thank you!

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 11 years ago

Hi Harikrishnan,

I'm not entirely sure what you mean by stretch their legs. To help you out though I suggest you watch our lesson on the Ready Position and then on Footwork Basics.


The main points to remember for both the ready position and your footwork are:

1. Get your feet wide apart

2. Get down low


I hope this helps. 

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Hari Krishnan

Hari Krishnan Posted 11 years ago

I meant that while looping,players whom i mentioned would put their legs more wide apart than ready position.is it required for the legs to be more wide apart than ready position?.thank you for the advise on similarities between ready position and footwork basics.

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 11 years ago

Generally I would suggest that the legs be wide apart for both the ready position and for your footwork and strokes. One of the easiest ways to tell a beginner from a professional is to look at how wide their legs are and how low they get down when they play.

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