Random Footwork Drills

Table Tennis Footwork

Last updated 7 years ago

Ilia Minkin

Ilia Minkin Asked 7 years ago

Hi Alois,

All the footwork drlls that I saw so far are regular ones -- the active person know where to expect the ball (unless they practice with an inconsistent partner). Does it make sense to add randomness to the footwork excercies, and what are the most useful patterns?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Ilia,

Once you are comfortable with the set drills you can certainly add a random element.  You can do things like after 4 balls the blocker can hit the ball anywhere.  Or play 2 balls to a set position and then every 3rd ball to a random position.  The possibilities are endless.

In our Training Drills free downloads you will see a page dedicated to Random drills as well.

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Ilia Minkin

Ilia Minkin Posted 7 years ago

Very cool, I didn't notice that you have a playbook.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

This can be a useful tool for training.

ujjval verma

ujjval verma Posted 7 years ago

WOWOW... this is treasure !!!

Dieter Verhofstadt

Dieter Verhofstadt Posted 7 years ago

Very useful indeed.

I believe that the "double trouble" drill contains a printing error: "2B or 2B" should really be "2F or 2F" or at worst "2F or 2B". I don't think you want us to practice a backhand from the forehand side.


Ilia Minkin

Ilia Minkin Posted 7 years ago

I hope that Alois will not be angry if I put a link to another TT learning website :) For all of you guys, there is another very cool playbook -- http://www.experttabletennis.com/playbook/ . However, it is mostly about "advanced" rally scenarios, not basics.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

Thanks Dieter.  I will get that changed.

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