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Table Tennis Footwork

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Chandrachur Mukherjee

Chandrachur Mukherjee Asked 4 years ago

Hi Alois,

I have noticed that when it is a very fast rally, the concept of move stop hit is not very practical.

I wanted to see some high level games to really observe what top players were doing. It seems to me that they stretch their arm out towards the ball first. Then while the stroke is progressing, they bring their body in the balanced position. Unlike getting balanced first and they commencing the stroke.

They are most of the times in the balanced position during the contact. But in some cases, the contact happens a split seconds before they get balanced, but they still have the shot going since they started before getting totally balanced.

I would love to hear your thoughts.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 4 years ago

Hi Chandrachur,

The movement and hitting happens in quick succession.  It becomes very fluent to watch.  However, the principle still remains.  They will rebalance themselves after each shot whenever they are able by making a small jump.  When they are faced to throw their bat first they are in trouble.

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