Four Elements of Footwork
“If I can lose 10 pounds, my footwork will really improve!”
This is a common statement made by hundreds of club players nationwide. Yes, their footwork probably will improve, but losing 10 pounds is only 1 of the 4 elements to having excellent footwork. I have seen some great athletes (in other sports) who had very poor footwork in table tennis. I have also seen some 300 pound table tennis players who had decent footwork.
Element #1 Mechanics