Ready for the 52 week training plan

Table Tennis Training and Drills

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Matthew Barber

Matthew Barber Asked 9 years ago

Hello Pingskills,

I have been training for about a month now and I have learnt the forehand counterhit, the backhand counterhit, the backhand push, the forehand push and the forehand topspin against block. I can do around 100 of these usually. I am thinking about becoming a premium member and using the 52 week training plan. I have some questions:

Do you think I am ready to start using the plan?

How many times should I try to practice a week?

If I do become a premium member, after the 52 weeks should I repeat the plan or do something else?

Thank you

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Matthew,

Well done on learning those strokes.  They are really important to develop your game.

I think you would be ready for the 52 week plan.  Ideally if you can train 2 to 3 times per week you will see some improvements.  You can repeat the same plan for the week 2 to 3 times which will reinforce the drills and skills that you are learning.

After the 52 weeks you should be in a position to utilise the resources we have and the advice we give you in Training Secrets to develop your own plans for each week.  Then you can tailor them to your own needs.

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Quentin King

Quentin King Posted 6 years ago

After casually using the Pinskills videos for on and off for a year my wife an I decided to become premium members to train using the 52 week training plan, Week 1 went according to plan (although we struggle to complete 100 repeats usually only 50 - 80 we feel happy with our continued improvement the numbers keep creeping up). Week 2 though caught us out it highlighted our need to work on certain shots. My wife tends to block I tend to counter hit. If I block the shot goes high. My wife's counter hit is closer to a block as her stroke it a bit short relying on my hitting the ball harder. Any tips on either of these errors?


 It's going to take us a long time to reach the end of the course!

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Hi Quentin,

It doesn't matter how long it takes you to work through... great that you are making progress.

There are only subtle differences in the length of the strokes with the block, counterfeit and topspin as changing between them all is fine.  If the ball is going high think about the angle of your racket to get it more turned forward.  Lengthen and shorten your strokes to accommodate the amount of time you have to play each shot.  This sort of adjustment will come with more hitting, relaxing and understanding of the time you actually have.

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