Everyone agrees that footwork is important in table tennis.
Most players struggle to give a concrete answer to why it is important. In this article, I’m going to hit the highlights then show a demo video then give you a homework assignment.
One of the most foundational aspects of the game is a neutral racket position. Until the ball is approaching, you should not take a backswing.
Based on your hit, your opponent’s positioning, your opponent’s racket angle, and your opponent’s timing, you can adjust with your feet… BUT not take the hand back until you visually see the incoming ball or even until the ball crosses the net. How will this benefit you? There are 5 primary ways and many secondary ways it will benefit you…
Players often strategize on how to beat their rivals. They spend endless hours studying video clips of the strategies that their opponents will be using against them. Instead of focusing merely on your opponent, try to get into your rival’s head and think what he is thinking…
Write up a detailed game plan on how to beat yourself!
1. What are your main strengths and weaknesses?
2. What are some common game patterns that you use?
3. What kinds of serves do you commonly use?
4. What is your preferred way to return serves?