Straight back-forth movement

Table Tennis Footwork

Last updated 5 years ago


D K Asked 5 years ago

Hello Alois and Jeff

today I did shadow play from your Triangle footwork for defenders,and I realised how bad I am,because I managed to do only about 5 triangles before nearly passing out from exhaustion.
Does it mean that I am physically in very bad state?

Anyway,it was not my main question: I felt quite fast moving sideways,but in compariosn very slow when moving back/forth despite using the same movement pattern.
What can cause this?
And what should be my movement technique when I want to move straightly back/forth without exposing one side too much?
(because while shuffling I unavoidably turn side to the table.)


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi DK,

The in and out movement is still a sideways shuffle.  This is a movement that we don't tend to practice enough, especially for defenders.  Make sure you do a lot of this practice as a defender.

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D K Posted 5 years ago

When doing a Triangle move,yes it is shuffle.
But this way you are moving still from a corner to the middle.
I just wanted to know if it is also good to do a shuffle when I need a full-speed back/forth movement..for example from the middle of the court to the middle of the table.
I ask because I have seen various running or jumping while standing square to the table from World defenders.


D K Posted 5 years ago

My question was Premium-Answered :OOOO

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