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Developing Control

In this training session you'll develop your control over the ball using some off table exercises, then progress through to performing a consistency challenge to see how many balls you can hit on in a row.

Tutorial Lessons

Training 101

Training 101
Back to Training 0% COMPLETE 13 LESSONS
1 Introduction 0:42
2 Developing Control 12:54
3 Serving 9:33
4 Stance and Footwork 9:16
5 Forehand and Backhand Counterhit 6:14
6 Backhand and Forehand Push 6:53
7 Forehand and Backhand Topspin 10:41
8 Topspin Against Backspin 6:41
9 Learning to Spin 7:06
10 Returning Spin Serves 7:45
11 Switching Between Forehand and Backhand 4:40
12 Summary and Outcomes 1:45
13 How Quickly Should You Progress Through Training 101? 0:49

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Peter Crown

Peter Crown Posted 6 years ago

Some really good ideas demonstrated here and, as always,  presented with excellent clarity and enthusiasm - will come in useful when coaching my beginners in school - many thanks!

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Hi Peter,

That is great.  We are thinking about school teachers here as well so glad it is on the mark.

Qayum Yahya

Qayum Yahya Posted 5 years ago

Hi Alois,

I started playing table tennis using penhold grip and i feel comfortable holding the racket that way, but i feel my control is limited. How to develop my control with such grip? or should i train my control using shakehand grip instead?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

Hi Qayum,

I think you should persevere with the Penhold grip.  You can do the strokes slowly making sure you have the technique correct.  If you can do this slowly your control will develop.

Robert Platt

Robert Platt Posted 4 years ago

As per usual easy to follow guide, some excellent stuff here on developing control. 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 years ago

Thanks Robert. 

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