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How Chinese coach does Multi-Ball Training ?

Today we will learn how Chinese coaches do the multi-ball drills for their top players. Multi-ball training is one of the main reasons that the Chinese National Team is so strong.

I found that there is 2 typical multi-ball training pattern that Chinese coaches often use for their players.

2 common multiball drills used by chinese coach before the tournament
2 common multiball drills used by the Chinese coach before the tournament


Multiball 1: 4th ball counter attack

Number 1 pattern is 4th ball counter-attack training. In the modern game, that the opponent will attack right after the serve. This attack is the classical 3rd ball attack. Top Chinese players practice doing the counter-attack to gain an advantage in the next rally. This is called the 4th ball counter-attack multi-ball training.

 

How the Chinese Coach Does the multi-ball exercises

Watch this video.

 

Some players don’t know what is the 4th ball. So here you are, one, two, three, and four. In the modern game, you need to counter-attack. Never defend the attack of the opponent, but counter-attack it. This is one of the reasons that Chinese players maintain their top ranking.

Chinese multiball training - 4th ball counter attack
Chinese multiball training – 4th ball counter attack

Here is another example of counter-attack training.


Multiball 2: Forehand drills around the table

The number 2 pattern is the classic forehand topspin everywhere on the table. This is the best exercise to improve the footwork and the power of the forehand topspin. To have a powerful forehand attack, you need to profit the weight transfer by applying the concept “power from the ground”.

training footwork and forehand power with this multiball
training footwork and forehand power with this multiball

Well, this is the classical training drill used a very long time ago. This drill is very important for the footwork because you need to move around the table. You will use your forehand to attack the long ball. And you will learn to do the weight transfer to increase the power of your forehand topspin.





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3 thoughts on “How Chinese coach does Multi-Ball Training ?”

  1. (My english suck :/)
    Hello! My comment is not on Multi-Ball but on equipment. I am a beginner penholder and I already watchur videos about equipment , but I think they are more focused on the regular grip. I would like some tip on it.
    My style is more similar to Xu Xin with an agressive forehand. 
    Right now im using a hard rubber DHS Skyline 3 NEO tg-3 (forehand) and a soft rubber Donic Blufire M3 ( backhand) with my racket Yasaka Ma Lin Carbon. 
    Im fast with my footwork and i really like to be agressive but im still not good reading the game so i use my backhand a lot for block and flip until i can use my forehand. 
    i want to know some tip for a better rubbers and their thickness for my style and if there are some better rackets.
     I really love ur conntent!!

    Reply
    • Hi. Xu Xin style is playing far from the table. You are using Skyline 3 NEO, and Bluefire M3 at the backhand. Your setup is OK. But Yasaka Malin Carbon is a blade for mid-distance. When you play far from the table, you will lack power.

  2. (My english suck :/)
    Hello! My comment is not on Multi-Ball but on equipment. I am a beginner penholder and I already watchur videos about equipment , but I think they are more focused on the regular grip. I would like some tip on it.
    My style is more similar to Xu Xin with an agressive forehand. 
    Right now im using a hard rubber DHS Skyline 3 NEO tg-3 (forehand) and a soft rubber Donic Blufire M3 ( backhand) with my racket Yasaka Ma Lin Carbon. 
    Im fast with my footwork and i really like to be agressive but im still not good reading the game so i use my backhand a lot for block and flip until i can use my forehand. 
    i want to know some tip for a better rubbers and their thickness for my style and if there are some better rackets.
     I really love ur conntent!!

    Reply

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