Managing distance from table

Table Tennis Footwork

Last updated 10 years ago

Rahul Prakash

Rahul Prakash Asked 10 years ago

I constantly run into the problem that when I am playing games, I end up playing close to the table and end up cramping my strokes and not having enough room to do a complete stroke. It is particularly evident when I receive a serve or return short to my forehand and after that find myself in a situation that I can't effectively attack.

What drills or other tools can I use to help me fix this positioning issue?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Rahul,

Try to focus on this during your training by putting some markers on the floor for you to judge your distance.

Also practice your in and out movement after the push.  Go in for the short ball with your playing leg and then step out straight away.  You really need to push off the front foot once you have made the short push.  This will get you get you back into a good position for the attacking ball.

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Rahul Prakash

Rahul Prakash Posted 10 years ago

Thanks. Any suggestions on material that can be used as marker that doesn't rub off, doesn't create player hazard and doesn't damage the floor?



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