Coach CornerTechniquesWhere Should I Be Looking?
Resznotes asked 1 week ago

When making a shot, where should I be looking. As a newish player I still make plenty of mistakes that either drive my hits into the net or off the other end of the table. So, I’m wondering where my eyes should be focused? I realize that I want to have a view of my opponent’s hit, but when making my return should I be focused on the ball and trying to hit it at a certain point, or should I aim for a target on my opponent’s side? Any other options and advice would be welcome!
Thanks,
Resznotes

1 Answers
TomTom Academy Coach answered 7 days ago

Hey Resznotes, I think the number one thing first is being focused on the ball and making a good contact before thinking too much about tge placement on the other side etc. Try to keep your eyes on the ball and track it inro your bat up until a point where you feel totally confident you will make a good contact and then switch your focus over to your opponents side and try to start picking up signals from them on where the next shot may be coming.

When you get more and more confidence with this you’ll be able to spend less time on focusing on your own contact and think more about studying the opponents to give yourself more time abd awareness of whatvis coming next in the point. I hope that makes sense and helps! 🙂

Resznotes
replied 5 days ago

Thanks, Tom! I’ve trying to improve on moving the ball around on the table and wondering if I should turn away from the ball sooner than I am. I notice that you Do not mention the need to watch a point on the other side of the table as a target; rather, my opponent and what she/he might be up to. I’ll keep that in mind as try not to turn away too soon from my own hit/contact.
Resznotes

Resznotes
replied 5 days ago

Thanks, Tom! I’ve trying to improve on moving the ball around on the table and wondering if I should turn away from the ball sooner than I am. I notice that you Do not mention the need to watch a point on the other side of the table as a target; rather, my opponent and what she/he might be up to. I’ll keep that in mind as try not to turn away too soon from my own hit/contact.
Resznotes

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