10 Ways to Improve Faster at Table Tennis
- Get a table tennis coach. …
- Purchase some online video coaching. …
- Videotape your games. …
- Watch professional players. …
- Work on your footwork technique. …
- Play against a variety of players. …
- Use the same racket every time. …
- Work on your reaction speed.
One may also ask, what exercises are good for table tennis?
General conditioning exercises; such as press ups, sit ups, lunges, squats etc. are all great for table tennis. However, the emphasis should be on speed, quickness and explosiveness, rather than simply good technique of exercise.
Similarly, is table tennis harder than tennis?
We played a few sets and as I expected I found tennis to be much easier than table tennis. The lines are the same but the whole spin thing just isn’t there. Fast or slow, high or low and that’s about it.
How do you hit a ping pong ball fast?
It may surprise many people to hear that table tennis can be a very physically demanding sport. Being fit for table tennis is more important at the higher levels of competition.
The main muscles you use if you play table tennis are:
- Gastrocnemius and soleus (lower leg)
- Rotator cuff.
- Wrist flexors and extensors.
Table Tennis Warm-Ups You Should Do Before Every Game
- Cardiovascular exercises. Gently elevate your heart rate – (2-3 minutes) Practice side-to-side movements – (2-3 minutes)
- Flexibility Exercises. Twisting reverse lunge. Lunging hamstring stretch. …
- Skill Drills. 1-2 backhand strokes or 1-2 forehand strokes.
Three tips to help you mentally prepare to play table tennis, regardless of your level.
- Visualise yourself performing well – to build confidence.
- Go through a pre-game routine – to focus completely on the game.
- Develop a game plan – to be more decisive and avoid distractions.