Move arm instead legs

Table Tennis Footwork

Last updated 9 years ago

Christian ,

Christian , Asked 9 years ago

I have a bad habit: when the ball goes fast, I'll put my racket block on the table. I move my arm instead of moving the legs. I'll get the ball too high instead of waiting a bit and start my movement upwards. I also play topspin instead counter hit. It is a reflex and I can not change it. Can you help me?

Thank you.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Christian.

To get a better pattern of reaction you need to practice this area often.  Try to get someone to  hit the ball to you faster than you are used to and ficus on watching the ball well.  React to these balls and see if you can get the reactions better.  It will just take time to get better.  Watch each mistake and try to change for the next ball.

Moving your arm is a natural reaction.  Focus on moving your feet and balance better first before moving your arm.

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