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What you need to have and know to get started learning the basic strokes of table tennis.

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Basic Strokes

Basic Strokes
Back to Strokes and Techniques 0% COMPLETE 18 LESSONS
1 Introduction 0:44
2 How to Hold the Bat: Shakehand and Pengrip 3:30
3 Legal and Effective Serves for Beginners 3:48
4 The Most Important Skill 2:58
5 Master the Basic Stance in Table Tennis for Power and Movement 2:51
6 Basic Positioning at the Table 3:13
7 The 6 Most Important Strokes to Learn First in Table Tennis 1:19
8 Forehand Counterhit: Master the Basics 3:51
9 The Ultimate Challenge: 1000 Forehands in a Row! 11:57
10 Backhand Counterhit 3:05
11 The Hitting Zone: How Far From Your Body to Hit the Ball 3:00
12 The Finish Position 1:29
13 Improve Your Forehand by Transferring Your Weight 2:42
14 Backhand Push 3:13
15 Forehand Push 3:17
16 What Should Be Done With The Non-Playing Arm? 2:11
17 How to Take the Ball Earlier off the Table 1:43
18 Summary and Outcomes 0:24

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Arpit kumar Kumar

Arpit kumar Kumar Posted 6 years ago

 How to handle really impulsive topspin when you are close to the table?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Use a simple block.  This is the shortest stroke and will take the least time to make.

The block is covered in the Intermediate Intermediate Strokes section.  Take a look at the lesson on the Backhand Block.


Arpit  Arpit

Arpit Arpit Posted 6 years ago

How to hit a low serve 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Hi Arpit,

If the serve comes low with backspin then a short push is the best option on the return.  This tutorial may help as well. Push or Flick.


mervyn mervyn

mervyn mervyn Posted 5 years ago

how to buy a table in online

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

Hi Mervyn,

You can check with one of the major manufacturers or a sports store in your area.

To decide on which table to buy take a look at our tutorial on Choosing a Table Tennis Table in our Choosing Equipment section.



Ali Abdi

Ali Abdi Posted 1 year ago

Hello Im from Iran. What I must to do?the video doesnt come for me

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 1 year ago

Hi Ali, I wonder if it is the internet connection.  It should play OK for you.

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