Split Step

Table Tennis Footwork

Last updated 13 years ago

Charles Unknown

Charles Unknown Asked 13 years ago

So I'm just curios about this. Can you do the split step from Tennis in Table Tennis? If so, I can reach the ball and improve my form before I hit the ball.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 13 years ago

Not being an expert on Tennis I am not sure, but my feeling is that the balance that you get with the split step is something like we are looking to do in Table Tennis.  It helps to change direction quickly which is what table tennis movement really needs.

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Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 13 years ago

Hi Charles,

Take a look at our lesson on the basics of footwork. In this video Alois talks about the importance of getting to a balanced position before moving in either direction.


Charles Unknown

Charles Unknown Posted 13 years ago

Okay thanks guys! I thought split step could improve my footwork like in tennis but I guess not. The thing is that I remember someone say play Table Tennis like Tennis but in a table.


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