Problem with movement in doubles

Table Tennis Footwork

Last updated 7 years ago

Kaushik Chakraborty

Kaushik Chakraborty Asked 7 years ago

Hi Alois,Jeff,

After serving I move to the side but often my partner complains that I do not move away from the line of the ball, making it difficult for him to return. Also I find myself out of position when I step away from the table after anticipating a smash.  What is the best way for moving around the table without causing trouble for my partner and also being close enough to get in position for my return?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Kaushik,

You can move in a circular motion with your partner.  So after hitting, move to the side and then around to the back.  From there you can move forward to wherever the ball is.  It is important to move quickly after you make the stroke and also move enough so that your partner doesn’t feel cramped for space.

It takes a bit of training to get it right.


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Kaushik Chakraborty

Kaushik Chakraborty Posted 7 years ago

Thanks Alois, I will try this. Cheers!!


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

For our premium members we have a video on Doubles Strategy in which we discuss the most common ways of moving.



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