Many table tennis athletes begin the season with refining their basic technique and working on developing a solid base for footwork and consistency with many systematic drills. As they get closer to their peak tournament, they then begin a more tactical approach. When they know which exact opponents they will compete against, then they begin specific tactical preparation for that exact opponent.
This is good, but I’m going to propose a slightly different approach for you…
Playing against a wheelchair player requires a specific strategy. First, you must begin the match with a fighting spirit. If you start the match feeling sorry for your opponent, you probably won’t give your best. Determine in your mind prior to the start of the match that you will give your very best and not worry about the sympathy factors.
Everyone wants to pull off the biggest upset of the tournament – that is everyone’s aspiration when entering a tournament. In this article, I’m going to outline some of the major keys that can turn your dream into a reality.
About 99% of the time, players practice side-to-side footwork moving from forehand to backhand and backhand to forehand. I rarely see players practice in-and-out footwork, but in fact… these players are missing a key element of the game. In this article, I’m going to outline 10 situations where in-and-out footwork is absolutely necessary.
Learning a new skill in table tennis takes time. Some skills take about a month to develop, but most take about 2-3 years to fully master. In this blog, I’m going to talk about the steps to perfection. It is vitally important to go step-by-step, even if it takes a long time. You can apply this theory to ANY stroke; however, I’m going to use the backhand loop against block as an ILLUSTRATION.