Practicing basic strokes alone

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 5 years ago

Subhan Abbas

Subhan Abbas Asked 5 years ago

Coach, what is the bet way to perfect basic strokes as nowadays im often without a partner so any way i could practice basic strokes alone? Secondly i have an unorthodox stiff handshake grip which limits me from using my backhand well should i work on my grip and loosen up a little?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Subhan,

A good way to practice strokes without a table is to do shadow play.  Stand in front of a mirror and do the stroke 100 times.  Watch to see what the stroke looks like.  Focus on the start and finish positions in particular.

You can then also hit against a wall and focus on the movement of the stroke.

You should focus on the grip to make sure it is relaxed.  The bat should be able to be taken out of your hand easily.


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