The short touch is a more defensive shot similar to the backhand and forehand push used on the return of serve or a short ball over the table to keep the ball short and limit your opponents chances to attack. This coaching tutorial will focus on the technical points and areas to work on so you can learn a solid short touch on both sides. If you find your opponent is able to put you under pressure a lot with strong attacks and you don’t get many chances to attack first yourself then working on this shot will be a key element to improving your game.
-Preparation for the shot and body position
-How to contact the ball
-Timing of the short touch
-Slow motion breakdown
-Mistakes to avoid