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The Most Important Skill

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.


Tutorial Lessons

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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Ogstino coko

Ogstino coko Posted 6 years ago

it's easy when i train but it's difficult in a real game


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

When you train work on hitting the ball from anywhere and start to increase the speed a little each time so that eventually you will be at game pace and still getting a lot of balls on the table.


Edgar Faria

Edgar Faria Posted 6 years ago

Hi Pingskills, I would like to know where is the consistency chart

thx


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Hi Edgar,

Here is the download for the consistency chart.


Rawan Mouhandes

Rawan Mouhandes Posted 6 years ago

that's wt i really need ... thnx alot


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

No problems Rawan.  Let me know how you get on with it.


boge mohseen

boge mohseen Posted 6 years ago

thanx master 


boge mohseen

boge mohseen Posted 6 years ago

thanx master 


Huzaifa Sohail

Huzaifa Sohail Posted 5 years ago

Hello!

I am a big fan of your website and love to play table teenis I just wanted to Ask that what comes in the  target box in the consistency chart..I would be waitng for your reply.

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

Hi Huzaifa,

I am glad that you are finding the site helpful.  In the target box you can put in how many you would like to achieve.  A number that you are aiming to get to with your consistency.


kini kin

kini kin Posted 5 years ago

hi!! 

 


toni stha

toni stha Posted 5 years ago

TEACH ME HOW TO SERVE DEVITION SERVICE AND HEAVY BACKSPIN


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

We have a Serving Secrets lesson that will help you with all sorts of serves and spin.


anuj agrawal

anuj agrawal Posted 5 years ago

is it same with pen hold grip


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

Yes it certainly is.


anuj agrawal

anuj agrawal Posted 5 years ago

can you suggest me a vedio 

with pen hold grip


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

Hi Anuj,

Take a look at Penhold Techniques for Table Tennis.


samir hellmy

samir hellmy Posted 5 years ago

beutifull vedio

 


Chris Voy

Chris Voy Posted 5 years ago

Can you tell me when is safe and when is unsafe to hit a fast stroke

 


Chris Voy

Chris Voy Posted 5 years ago

Wow cool I have just found a nice thing


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

Hi Chris,

If the ball is high, say around shoulder height then you can play the ball faster.  Use the topspin stroke to do this as it will add safety to the stroke.


Drew Mainprize

Drew Mainprize Posted 5 years ago

Hey Alois,

 I have a table that can have one side folded up for training alone.

Will this work for a foldup table?

And can you please add any good effective ways to train on a foldup table?

Just wanted to say thanks in advance!


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

Hi Drew,

We do have a lesson on Practicing Alone which  will give you some ideas.


ramzi mzara

ramzi mzara Posted 4 years ago

wow  viry cool

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 years ago

Thanks Ramzi.


SARTHAK GUPTA

SARTHAK GUPTA Posted 4 years ago

Good video........uncomplicated and easy to master n progress if u practice 

 


SARTHAK GUPTA

SARTHAK GUPTA Posted 4 years ago

Thanks a lot for all of your videos.......awesome


SARTHAK GUPTA

SARTHAK GUPTA Posted 4 years ago

I am still trying to improve my backhand can u please have some basic videos on that

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 years ago

Here is one.  Backhand Counterhit.


SARTHAK GUPTA

SARTHAK GUPTA Posted 4 years ago

Thnx 


kehinde adejube

kehinde adejube Posted 4 years ago

Still finding forehand topspin difficult to get right

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 years ago

Kehinde,

Have you looked at the lesson on the Forehand Topspin Against Block?


karaman faraj

karaman faraj Posted 4 years ago

That is amazing, very simple and helpful.

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 years ago

Thanks Karaman.


asjad ansari

asjad ansari Posted 4 years ago

very learning things.


smile


trent smith

trent smith Posted 4 years ago

I really liked this video. Basic, fundamental and I like the slo mo.

Trent


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 years ago

Thanks Trent.


Bernardo Monderin

Bernardo Monderin Posted 4 years ago

This video helps me a lot


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 years ago

 Glad to hear it Bernardo.  It is one of our most popular videos.


waleed mirza

waleed mirza Posted 4 years ago

i can't see the videos

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 years ago

Hi Waleed,

What is happening when you try to play them?


Ariel Ilumin

Ariel Ilumin Posted 3 years ago

when i load the page it says: This URLs or Page has been blocked.


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 3 years ago

That is strange Ariel. Is it only on this page? You were able to leave a comment though, was it only the video that did not load?


bren joy

bren joy Posted 3 years ago

I can't see the video either

 


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 3 years ago

I think this must have been an intermittent problem with YouTube. The video is playing fine now.


Harlan Abraham

Harlan Abraham Posted 3 years ago

 Hello coach Rosario and Mr. Plumb:  My thoughts on this video is that it is really good.  It seems like a simple task to just return the ball over the net to the other side of the table.  However, that is what the game basically is. 


Harlan Abraham

Harlan Abraham Posted 3 years ago

This video should have been in the first week instead of week three.


Abishai Asante

Abishai Asante Posted 3 years ago

 

i cant see any video please...........and please im actually a pen player but want to change my grip and im finding it vry difficult to


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 years ago

What is happening when you click on video?


aditya Ghosh

aditya Ghosh Posted 3 years ago

hi coach Rosario and Mr Plumb

I want to learn how to do a float spin


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 years ago

Hi Aditya,

That is a no spin ball.  This will come later.  This lesson is just on developing control and keeping the ball on the table.


Deonarine Tiwari

Deonarine Tiwari Posted 3 years ago

Is mk a good racket


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 years ago

What is MK?  I don't know it.


Deonarine Tiwari

Deonarine Tiwari Posted 3 years ago

I dont know that. Myself 


Deonarine Tiwari

Deonarine Tiwari Posted 3 years ago

Is butterfly better than Wilkerson400


Deonarine Tiwari

Deonarine Tiwari Posted 3 years ago

I ment killerspin


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 3 years ago

Hi Deonarine,

it really is a personal preference. They are both good brands. Don't get too worried about equipment. Choose something good and then focus on improving your technique. That will have a big impact on your game!


peter wong

peter wong Posted 3 years ago

 

hi coach !!

l want to know what are different teaching people play table tennis and like to play table tennis but not sure can teaching people ??


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 years ago

Hi Peter,

I am not exactly sure of your question, but if I read it right, good players don't necessarily make good teachers and weaker players can be very good teachers.


peter wong

peter wong Posted 3 years ago

Thanks you coach for asking my question.

Yes,you got my meaning,you are absoluty get my point!

But l do not understand why weaker players can be very good teachers???

 

 


peter wong

peter wong Posted 3 years ago

Sorry coach,My English are not well,can not express my idea to you in clearly.

 


Harlan Abraham

Harlan Abraham Posted 3 years ago

Peter, someone who is a really good player could play well sometimes even without thinking about it.  Someone who may not be a strong player might be able to teach it better.  A weaker player is able to analyze what is happening better than a good player.  A strong player just plays discovers what he does well and what other players don't do particularly well.

In other sports star athletes often don't make good coaches.  They could play the game, but, are not able to give their unique skill to others.  Plus a star player often does not study the game the way a non elite player would.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 years ago

Hi Peter,

I agree with Harlan.  Coaching is a lot to do with communication of ideas and understanding what is happening.


peter wong

peter wong Posted 3 years ago

Hi coach, l want to know have any full time course for people to eroll ???

 

thanks a lot!!


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 years ago

Hi Peter,

We don't provide full time coaching but try to help players with the online videos and contact.


yap zen wei

yap zen wei Posted 3 years ago

Coach ,may i know where can i find the downloaded videos


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 3 years ago

Hi Yap,

That really depends on the browser and operating system you are using. Often there will be a downloads folder where files are normally saved. Google the documentation regarding Downloads for the browser you are using and I'm sure you'll find the answer you are looking for.


yap zen wei

yap zen wei Posted 3 years ago

Thanks 


huzaifa ali

huzaifa ali Posted 2 years ago

Hi coach,

       I have been playing table tennis for two months. Bet when my opponent attacks with a speedy counter hit . I cannot see it and can't get the ball on the table.so please tell me which stroke or technique I should learn first. To attack back my opponent.

Thank you


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 2 years ago

Try to use the block.  If you don't have time then a short stroke like the block is best.


huzaifa ali

huzaifa ali Posted 2 years ago

Thanks a lot 


Saksham Chauhan

Saksham Chauhan Posted 2 years ago

Hi Alois, I am Having GKI kung fu iused it for 1 year now and im not able to hit topsin on backspin and other strokes properly. My coach told me to use Tibhar Carbon Shot/Donic Persson Exclusive as Blae and Donic Coppa JO gold as rubber . I know it will be difficult to adapt but any advice or drill PLEASE!

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 2 years ago

Hi Saksham,

I would trust your coach.  That sounds like a reasonable combination.


Umer Iqbal

Umer Iqbal Posted 2 years ago

Nice

 


Ronit N

Ronit N Posted 2 years ago

Hi Alois,

I am an amateur player and I was looking for a website to learn Table Tennis, and I found PingSkills! This website is great, the videos are even better with clear explanations. This website is helping me a lot.

Thanks


Harlan Abraham

Harlan Abraham Posted 2 years ago

This video is very good.  Where I play now I have a lot of players who really don't play that come to me and ask if I could play table tennis with them.  The first thing I try to show them is hitting the ball on the table.  This guy who is just starting to play, about 12 years old, asked me what the most important thing was in table tennis.  I informed him it was to get the ball back on the table.  He had a lot of pride when he was able to do it ten consecutive times.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 2 years ago

Brilliant.  Thanks Harlan.


Zaki Roshnaiwala

Zaki Roshnaiwala Posted 2 years ago

respect sir, 

u told us to keep your bat flat at 90 degree angle and hit the boll flat but in the whole video you kept your bat slightly tilted inside.why? 

so we are supposed to keep our bat tilted or flat? 

Because i tried to play with my bat little tilted but i was not able to make a correct hit.abd qith flat surface the ball bounces too high after getting deflected from bat. 

pease help me how to make a proper stroke in tt. 

thank you. 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 2 years ago

The angle of your bat depends on the speed and spin on the ball.  The more speed or topspin the more you can tilt your bat forward.  At the basic level keep your bat very flat.


lachlan blair

lachlan blair Posted 2 years ago

coolcool


lachlan blair

lachlan blair Posted 2 years ago

Also I hit my ball off a wall so do i count that


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 2 years ago

Yes that is all learning control.


Brian Ngo

Brian Ngo Posted 1 year ago

Great set of basic techniques, clearly explained and well executed. Thank you.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 1 year ago

Thanks Brian.


Chetan Parate

Chetan Parate Posted 1 year ago

 great work this videos helps me a lot

can u please make video of the ma long backspin serve


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 1 year ago

Thanks Chetan.  The Ma Long serve is a Pendulum serve that we cover in our Serving Secrets section.  Look for the video on the Pendulum Serve.


Aabiskar Adhikari Adhikari

Aabiskar Adhikari Adhikari Posted 1 year ago

It was a useful video.Can you make a video on snake serve?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 1 year ago

Wet have just made anything similar as part of our Serving Videos which will be available soon.


juli july

juli july Posted 1 year ago

I'm so excited to have stumbled upon this great site! :D


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 1 year ago

We are happy that you have found us too.  Hope you learn lots...


tahir malik

tahir malik Posted 1 year ago

Is this site totallay free???


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 1 year ago

Hi Tahir,

There is a lot of free content.  There is also a Premium membership to be able to watch the tutorials that have a lock next to them.  You can find out more about the Premium membership by going to the Premium Membership link.


Louis Friedrich Friedrich

Louis Friedrich Friedrich Posted 10 months ago

Hi Alois,

When I forehand smash I have a tendency to hit the ball over the table. Do you have any tips? I also would like to thank you for the very helpful videos.  


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 months ago

Hi Louis,

Thanks for the kind words.  Try hitting the ball when it is higher, around shoulder or head height.   Also put a little topspin on the ball to increase the reliability.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 months ago

Also take a look at the tutorial on the Forehand Smash.

 



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