Learn the essential strokes and techniques of Table Tennis. We recommend you follow these videos in order as they progress from basic to advanced.
Learning the correct way to hold the bat is essential. The correct grip allows you to develop your strokes using the correct technique.
Having problems with a basic serve? This lesson gives you simple pointers that make it easy for you to start serving legally.
Learn what PingSkills thinks is the most important skill to master. Although this is a very simple lesson, the idea applies to every level of player.
The quickest way to tell the difference between a beginner and an expert Table Tennis player is how they stand. Alois explains how and why you should concentrate on your basic stance.
This is the first stroke every player should learn. Once you have mastered this shot, you can easily build upon it and learn more advanced strokes.
The backhand counterhit is a very important stroke. You need to master this to progress onto the backhand block and backhand topspin strokes.
If you are having troubles learning a new stroke then then focus on the finish position. It is the most important aspect.
The backhand push is a defensive stroke using backspin to make it hard for your opponent to attack. Watch this video lesson to learn how to play it.
The forehand push is a defensive stroke using backspin. This lesson will teach you how to play this stroke effectively.
Having a great short push can be the difference between being an average player and being a great player.
To win matches in Table Tennis, you need to learn this attacking stroke. The speed and spin you generate using this shot will make it very difficult for your opponents to return.
The backhand topspin is an attacking stroke that once mastered will win you lots of points. Try and learn this stroke alongside the forehand topspin.
When trying to correct an error in your technique, try thinking of it as learning a new stroke.
The backhand block is used to counter a topspin stroke. Once you can return your opponents attacking strokes, you will take your game to a new level.
The forehand block is one way to counter a topspin stroke hit to your forehand side. Learn this stroke to keep yourself in the rally when your opponent attacks first.
The forehand smash is a harder stroke to play than it looks. Follow the tips on this video lesson to ensure your smash is an effective weapon.
Take your attacking game to a new level by learning how to topspin a backspin ball with your forehand. This video lesson will give you some essential pointers to lift the ball over the net.
This lesson provides you with some tips to deal with a backspin ball when playing the backhand topspin loop.
When your opponent plays a short ball to your forehand, you can play an attacking stroke by using the flick. This stroke is also known as the flip.
The backhand flick allows you to attack a short ball. Learn this stroke to make it more difficult for your opponent to stop you attacking.
The forehand chop is a defensive stroke played away from the table. It is mainly used by defenders but can also be incorporated into an attackers game when forced away from the table.
This video lesson teaches the backhand chop. It also discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using long pimples on your backhand.
Learn the best way to play the drop shot off a lob and expand your options for winning the point once you have forced your opponent into lobbing.
When playing against a chopper, it is important to use the drop shot to break up your opponents rhythym. By forcing them to come close to the table, your next offensive storke will be more effective.
There is a lot more to a successful lob than simply getting the ball back on the table. Watch this lesson to learn how to improve your chances of winning the point when forced back from the table.
It is difficult to return slow spinny topspins. Although the ball is slow, the topspin makes it hard to return effectively. This video demonstrates 3 ways to counter such a ball.
This lesson discusses how to play a topspin off a topspin. This is also known loop to loop and is one of the most spectacular rallies in Table Tennis.
Curve the ball past your opponent with the sidespin forehand topspin. The sidespin not only causes the ball to curve but also makes it very difficult to return.
Attack the short ball and make it much harder for your opponent to deal with by imparting sidespin on the ball. This lesson teaches you how to play this increasingly popular shot.
One easy way to spot a beginner is from their leg position. Beginners tend to stand up straight.
This lesson teaches you the basics of how to move around the court. Table Tennis is a very fast game so it's important to learn how to get into position quickly. Follow these tips and you'll be moving
How is it that a player can always seem to get back those extremely fast topspins? Is it their incredible anticipation?
Once you've mastered the start and finish position of the forehand topspin, you can focus on finer details. In this video we discuss weight transfer, use of the wrist, bat angles and more.
Learn how to play the chop block using long pimples
Learn how to attack backspin balls when you are using long pimples.
Our advice is to avoid the backhand smash and play the forehand smash instead. However if you do need to play it, watch this video for the correct technique.
A great weapon is being able to vary the amount of speed and spin on your forehand topspin stroke.
The backhand topspin off a topspin ball is one of the hardest to learn in table tennis. Learn how once you know how to play the backhand topspin you can master this shot and play some great backhand c
Playing a slow spinny topspin can be very effective and by learning this stroke you will win a lot of points.
Learn how to use your wrist, forearm, and hips to generate more speed on your backhand topspin.
Learn how to react quicker so you can get to that really fast moving ball.