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How to move faster in table tennis

Hello! Welcome back. A player asked me, “hi coach, how to become fast in table tennis? In a real match, I just stand there like a tree. I’m too tense”.

I will explain you how to move faster in table tennis.


How to move faster?

There are several key techniques and strategies that can help you move quickly in table tennis. Some of the key things to focus on include:

01 Footwork

First of all, you need to learn the right footwork.

Good footwork is essential for moving quickly and effectively in table tennis. Practice quick and light steps to help you move around the table quickly and efficiently.



Xu Xin penholder playing style with great footworks
Xu Xin penholder playing style with great footworks

02 Positioning

Proper positioning can help you anticipate your opponent’s shots and move to the right spot quickly. Try to position yourself as close to the center of the table as possible, and use your footwork to quickly move to the right spot to make the next shot.

Lin Gaoyuan ready stance
Lin Gaoyuan ready stance

Watch the video here:

https://youtu.be/XuN7P1HxFPk

 

03 Anticipation

Anticipating your opponent’s shots can help you move quickly to the right spot and be ready for the next shot. Pay attention to your opponent’s body language and shot selection to help you anticipate their next move.

Use active drive to return the fast long serve
Use active drive to return the fast long serve

04 Physical Fitness

Being in good physical shape can help you move quickly and efficiently on the table tennis court. Incorporate regular exercise and fitness training into your routine to help improve your speed and quickness.

physical training at home
physical training at home

Overall, practicing these techniques and strategies regularly can help you improve your speed and movement on the table tennis court.

Don't forget to move with your right foot
Don’t forget to move with your right foot


To move faster, try to be relax

Don’t forget to learn the correct footwork in table tennis. Well, this is the question of the habit. First of all, the tension in the game is that you can’t move your feet.

If you can move your footwork, you will feel very relaxed, and then faster in the fight, in the table tennis match.

To move faster in table tennis, you need to move on the toe. And you need to relax. The more you relax, the more you will move faster.

In a real competition, you are too tense. It’s normal. You forgot to move. The pro players are very fast, because they have the habit to jump and to move.

Learn the right footwork
Learn the right footwork
The footwork must be used
The footwork must be used

Today, let’s learn the basics of footwork in table tennis.

Watch this tutorial:


Watch this video.



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