Looping weight distribution

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 3 years ago

David Samoilov

David Samoilov Asked 3 years ago

I noticed that sometimes when looping especially when the ball is far from me I tend to put almost all of my weight on my right foot while lowering my shoulder and then performing the loop.

Is this what someone might consider a bad habit? I just realized it when doing some shadow swings and thinking about the practice I had today.

Should I make an conscientious effort trying to change this?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 years ago

Hi David,

At the point of contact your weight should be close to balanced between your legs.  There will always be some variations because of the lack of time you have but ideally that is where it should be.  At the start of the stroke the weight will be more on the right leg and after the stroke it will be more on the left leg.

It would be good to focus on this for some time to get an improvement in this aspect of the stroke.  You will find that it will help your recovery for the next shot as well as making the stroke more effective.


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