Problem with training partners block

Table Tennis Training and Drills

Last updated 8 years ago

ker Gordon

ker Gordon Asked 8 years ago

Hi Pingskills I have a problem with the way my training partner blocks.  It's just when I'm doing Drills the ball comes back so fast because of the way he blocks e.g punches more pace on to it.  I don't  have any problems with my other training partners.  I just find the ball comes back so fast.

What should I do?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Cameron,

You need to talk to him about this.  Perhaps change the drill focus and see if you can set a target of how many hits the two of you can do in a row this may get him to block a little slower.

Has anyone else had this issue and could offer some advice?

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Abhiram Reddy

Abhiram Reddy Posted 8 years ago

Actually I find it better when my training partner blocks with the pace of my own topspin as it is far more likely what will occur in a real math scenario.I only ask them to soft block when I am trying to learn a new stroke; or practicing my footwork which is a bit slow. Sometimes, to add some challenge for my partner, I try to confuse him  by suddenly giving him a slower-spinnier topspin in the fast rally.


ker Gordon

ker Gordon Posted 8 years ago

Thanks the problem is when doing drills like 3 FH it's too difficult anyway I've talked to the partner & he really struggles to block slower so we decided multi-ball the way too go.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Good solution Cameron.

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