As I would see it, grown-up amateurs don’t invest sufficient energy chipping away at the essential footwork drills. In the event that I recollect my own table tennis preparing as a 12 or 13-year-old, I presumably spent more than half of my table time doing different normal drills.
These essential drills are significant as they permit you to dominate such countless various components of the game; right stroke strategy, strong development designs, consistency, precision, musicality and timing, balance, general ball control. The rundown goes on.
Time and again, grown-up amateurs pass up all of this and hence never arrive at the phase of feeling great and sure doing the essentials. Thus, I’ve composed this blog entry to urge you to keep dealing with the fundamental footwork drills.
Indeed, even proficient table tennis players play out these drills in their preparation – so there’s actually no real reason! You can in any case play your matches, enjoy 30 minutes with an accomplice dealing with a portion of these basic bores as well.
They are right here! I said they were straightforward…
Strike, Forehand (Center), Strike, Forehand (Wide)
Until the end of the article, I’ll momentarily go through every one of these essential footwork drills sharing exhibition recordings and a few top tips.
1. Strike, Forehand
This is the most fundamental of essential footwork drills. All you want to do it shift back and forth between playing forehand and strike drives/topspins. You can pick whether to play into your accomplice’s forehand or strike control.
The video beneath shows this drill in real life. It’s taken from Table Tennis College, a web based preparing program made by Mentor Tao Li – a previous Chinese public boss.
The accompanying five top tips for this drill are taken from an article on the Table Tennis College blog called How to Consolidate Your Forehand and Strike Drive. I suggest looking at that for more detail…Drill Varieties
There are heaps of little changes you can make to this drill to chip away at marginally various abilities and to keep your preparation fascinating…
You ought to change everything around between playing into your accomplice’s strike, forehand, or center control.
Get your accomplice to play everything into your strike side and work on playing your forehand from around the bend of the table.
Make the drill two strikes, trailed by two forehands. Or on the other hand one strike, two forehands. Or then again two strikes, one forehand.
You can both shift back and forth among strike and forehand strokes by playing out the “Xs and Hs” drill. One of you plays corner to corner, the other goes down the line.
2. Forehand (Center), Forehand (Wide)
This is a comparable drill however for this one, you just utilize your forehand drive/topspin. You will be playing your forehand stroke from two distinct positions.
Tao simplifies this look, yet it isn’t. Most right-given players find it genuinely simple to move on their left side in the wake of playing a forehand (on the grounds that your swing normally takes you that way). Tragically, moving to one side is significantly more precarious. You need to rapidly conflict with your weight move (which was on the right track to left) and your body revolution (which was likewise right to left) and power your body to move back the other way.