One of the biggest challenges in table tennis in our opinion is not technical but timing and rhythm of the shots, so we’ve just released this new coaching tutorial video on YouTube which has 3 exercises to help improve your timing and demonstrates the importance of getting this area in your game right. These 3 drills will help you improve your timing and also the rhythm when playing, which helps you play with less effort and more relaxed shots. Improving your timing also leads to more consistency, a much higher quality of shot and in the long run better results!
The 3 Drills
Drill 1: Create space
Give yourself more space from the table and get used to playing in relaxed manner with enough space so as to not feel rushed.
Drill 2: The pause
Learning to have a pause between your back swing and contacting the ball, this allows you to accelerate into the shot which means you can judge the timing point much better.
Drill 3: Aligning with the flight of the ball
Aligning with the flight of the ball, by this we mean learning to track the ball and time your back swing and then forward stroke to come through and contact at the top of the bounce.
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