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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 12 LESSONS
1 Introduction 1:08
2 How To Hold a Table Tennis Bat 4:03
3 How To Serve 3:58
4 The Most Important Skill 2:58
5 Basic Stance 2:16
6 Which Strokes To Learn First 2:04
7 Forehand Counterhit 4:04
8 Backhand Counterhit 4:54
9 The Finish Position 3:21
10 Backhand Push 3:13
11 Forehand Push 3:17
12 Summary and Outcomes 0:24

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Arpit kumar Kumar

Arpit kumar Kumar Posted 1 year ago

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

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 1 year 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 1 year ago

How to hit a low serve 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 1 year 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 4 months ago

how to buy a table in online

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 months 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.



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