Teaching Beginners

Table Tennis Training and Drills

Last updated 11 years ago

Arjun Patel

Arjun Patel Asked 11 years ago

Hi Alois and Jeff,

I finally got a table and bat now but some completely new players, where should i start from and how?

I usually get a hard time teaching how to use their backhand and preventing them from raising the bat along with ball while serving.

All advice is welcome!!


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 11 years ago

Hi Arjun,

That is great. Well done.

I'd start by teaching them the basics. Go through the first videos on our Strokes & Technique course with them.

For the backhand try to keep things simple. Teach them the correct positioning of the feet and then have them concentrate on the start and finish position. If they focus on getting the start and finish correct, the rest of the stroke will come together. It also helps to have them watch the stroke being played correctly as it helps form an image in their mind.

With regards to serving correctly just follow the tips in the How To Serve video.

Try to get them to hit a lot of table tennis balls focusing on using the correct start and finish position.

Good luck!

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Arjun Patel

Arjun Patel Posted 11 years ago

Thanks a lot Jeff. I believe it's gonna take little more time b4 they play at optimum level though


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 11 years ago

Hi Arjun,

Yes it will take time. There are no shortcuts unfortunately. Everyone need lots of good quality practice to improve. 

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