Table Tennis Drills for You

Footwork Improvement exercise
May 7, 2018
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Table Tennis Drills for You

Table Tennis Drills for You

Hello everyone, today I will be showing you 5 regular training drills to help you developing your basic movement and placement for your table tennis game.  So first of all, WHAT ARE REGULAR TRAINING DRILLS ?? Regular drills is when the players know exactly where the ball is going to precisely, drills that have a certain pattern and routine,  therefore it allows us to improve on our consistency, basic footwork and placement. Here are some examples of  regular exercises:

 

Exercise 1: 1BH 1FH (Middle) 1FH (Wide)

Things to remember for this exercise:

  1. Players need to be on their balls of their feet to allow better movement
  2. Recover after each shot
  3. Both players need to be precise
  4. Start slow and build up the pace

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise 2: X & H exercise: Both players will be doing 1 FH & 1 BH, however one player will be playing down the line and cross court for the other player.

Things to remember for this exercise:

  1. Shoulders need to be pointing to the direction where the player is trying to place the ball
  2. The bat should be finishing on top of which ever placement the player is trying to place
  3. Players need to be on their balls of their feet to allow better movement

 

 

 

 

 Exercise 3: 5 BH/FH  &  1 FH (wide)

In this drill the attacker will practice attacking with their BH & FH from the BH side and quickly move to the FH(wide). This is a fast pace movement exercise and allow the attacker thinks when to turn and attack with their FH from the BH side, and recovering to the FH(wide) to play the following shots.

Things to remember for this exercise:

  1. Fast recovery after each top spin shot
  2. Choosing when to turn from their BH side to play a FH attack stroke
  3. Moving to the FH (wide) quickly after the turn
  4. [Blocker] needs to be prepared for fast and heavy topspin shots coming at them

 

 

 

Exercise 4 : 1 FH(Wide) 1 FH (Mid) 1 BH 1FH (Wide)

In this drill you will combine all exercises from above to create an ultimate pattern drill.

  1. Blocker serving to the attacker’s FH(Wide)
  2. Blocker will then block to attacker’s FH(Mid)
  3. Blocker will then block to attacker’s BH
  4. Attacker will then attack down the line with their BH
  5. Blocker will block with their FH and place the last ball to attacker’s FH(Wide)

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise 5 : Attacker will be attacking with their FH everywhere to Blocker’s FH

This drill will be focusing on how to develop solid blocks with our FH and also practicing our placement with our FH blocks at the same time. The attacker is only allowed to attack with their FH anywhere across the table. This will benefit the attacker’s movement and also learning how to adapt their stroke while they are moving across the table.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions about the drills, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

 

1 Comment

  1. Stefano says:

    Condivido ma certamente ampliare ancora con attività motoria specifica fuori dal tavolo, solo in palestra.

    Stefano Altavilla
    Academy Table Tennis School Puglia (Italy)

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