Receiving a Ball with Difficult Placing

Table Tennis Footwork

Last updated 11 years ago

Cris Sims

Cris Sims Asked 11 years ago

How should you receive or counterhit a ball when its (1) Chopped or (2) Topspinned towards the center of your body, say,if it flies on your chest level?  

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Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 years ago

Hi Cris,

If you don't have time to move just sway your body slightly to get your racket into position.  This is easier if you are well balanced.  This is another reason why having good bend legs and being in a low position will help your game.  From a low position it is easier to make that movement with your upper body without moving your feet and still remain balanced.  Of course if yo have time, move into a slightly better position to make a more attacking stroke.

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Cris Sims

Cris Sims Posted 11 years ago

Thanks very much. Really appreciated!

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 11 years ago

No worries.

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