If you are trying to change or improve your stroke, sometimes it is difficult when the ball is coming toward you. Your muscle memory takes over and you easily revert back to how you had been previously stroking the ball. Also, as you are trying to make contact and must adjust to various placements, speeds, spins, heights, and depths, the strokes often becomes sloppy as you reach/lean for the ball.
Most club players are unable to excel in table tennis because of their poor footwork. Many players blame their beer belly or their age or their footwear or their training partners. However, the aspect of footwork that I will be describing in this short article is an aspect that every player can improve upon, regardless of their age, rating, or physical condition. Today, I want to show you the importance of anticipation as it relates to footwork in table tennis. There are three elements that I want you to remember.
A probability is what is likely to happen, an indicator is what is happening. Why is it important to understand these terms? Because your ability to anticipate properly totally depend on these 2 – probabilities and indictors. Let me explain…
Dec 26-28th - Footwork Training Camp
You might think that footwork is just physical… it isn’t! There are mental secrets to learning where the ball is going! The footwork during this camp will be geared around developing an understanding of probabilities and indicators while refreshing you on the basics of how to move and how to move FASTER! Our team of expert coaches and practice partners are willing and ready to customize the drills to meet your needs! Regardless of your age or skill level, we welcome you to come!
I have written 2 controversial articles about upsetting higher rated players in table tennis. What is the correct mindset? Going for broke or playing normal? In the blog, I have included both articles and a summary of how to harmonize them together to have the best possible result.