Coach CornerTechniquesPlaying half board table Tennis
Sweetiele asked 3 years ago

Hey Dan and Tom,
One major problem with me is that I play a half board game. I place most of the balls on the backhand side and hesitate to play towards the forehand, fearing losing points while defending as my blocking is quite weak. How can I practice feeding balls uniformly over the entire table and win rallies? Many thanks!

2 Answers
Sweetiele answered 3 years ago

Players with a strong backhand beat me easily

Dan Academy Coach answered 3 years ago

Hi Sweetiele,

Yes distribution of your shots and placement can have a big impact on results. In our tactical video section we have several videos that will really help with this problem, firstly playing more to he elbow/crossover which we demonstrate here-https://tabletennisdailyacademy.com/videos/the-advantages-of-playing-to-the-elbow/

Also a couple of others that could help are using your backhand to switch the play quickly-https://tabletennisdailyacademy.com/videos/effectiveness-early-backhand-switch/

And lastly improving the awareness of your opponent’s position on the table which you can learn about here-https://tabletennisdailyacademy.com/videos/how-to-improve-your-awareness-in-matches/

Take a look at these 3 videos which will give you a lot of detailed information on what to do and how to train this area of your game!

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