In many of our training exercise videos we look at situations where you’re on the attack and practising either your movement, technique or switching. However there will also be times in matches when you will be under pressure when the opponent gets the first strong attack in the point so it’s vital to not neglect this side of the game when training. Active blocking effectively will improve your control and all round game play dramatically, we go into detail on some fantastic drills to improve your active blocking and the key areas to ensure you add control and safety to your game. Being able to block on the move and into specific placements on the table is key to handling situations when your on the back foot. Sometimes you have to stay in the point and wait for your opportunity to move your opponent out of position or play a counter attack and this is where active blocking plays a key role.