This is somewhat of a development to my blog entry last month. In those days, I posed the inquiry, are your serves going excessively short? Today, my center movements to your position and I’m asking you, will be you standing excessively near the table?
I’m not precisely certain why this is. Be that as it may, during 10 years of instructing table tennis, I’ve continually needed to advise my players to make a portion of a stride back – while possibly not more.
Might you at any point contact the table?
At the point when you’re in your run of the mill prepared position to ought to have the option to make a meaningful connection with the table with your free hand. Yet, just barely.
Thus, while you’re remaining there holding on to get serve, ask yourself, “Could I at any point contact the table?” A few players even connect with the table before each point as a propensity to check they are a decent separation from the table!
The equivalent goes for when you’re in a standard counter hit or topspin rally. Not that have opportunity and willpower to check. Yet, you ought to have the option to incline forward, loosen up your free arm, and contact the finish of the table – without moving your feet.
On the off chance that you can’t, you may be standing altogether too far away. Except if you’re in a circle to-circle rally and you’ve ventured back purposely.
Might you at any point contact a lot of the table?
The thing is, a large portion of the novices and middle players I’ve trained aren’t standing excessively far away from the table to have the option to contact it. All things considered, they’re standing so near the table that they can contact the vast majority of their own half!
Take the young lady in the photograph at the highest point of this post for instance. It seems as though she’s simply thumping up yet all things considered, in the event that she leant forward and loosened up her free arm she’d have the option to contact a great deal of her side of the table.
Furthermore, this situating is the very thing I see endlessly time again when I watch nearby association table tennis. Most of players are presumably standing excessively far forward by a portion of a stage.
Sam normally did this
Sam used to continuously stand all in all too near the table. I’d tell him again and again to make a portion of a stride back, and he would, just to wind up right back up to the table by the following point.
And afterward towards the finish of our drawn out challenge, he just made an entire stride in reverse and began playing matches from back there. What’s more, he cherished it!
Right away, he had additional time. He felt looser. What’s more, he cut down on a ton of natural mistakes.
Tweaking Harrie’s position and prepared position
Like most middle of the road table tennis players, Harrie will in general stand all in all too far forward and somewhat excessively upstanding. This makes it more challenging to move, offers him less opportunity to respond to approaching chances, and makes going after profound balls extremely interesting (on the grounds that you haven’t given the profound ball sufficient opportunity/space to ascend before you need to hit it).
The following is a screen capture from a Stefan Fetch preparing video showing a similar standard.
Stefan Fetch isn’t excessively near the table
Here is he’s ensuring he can reach forward and contact the table with the tip of his racket. Be that as it may, just barely!
Notice that his head is still very near the table. Yet, his feet are significantly further back. This is the key! This is the change that most of transitional players need to make.
You can keep your head basically where it’s forever been, however your feet need to move in reverse and your body needs to have to a greater extent a forward lean. That is the distinction in position between a fledgling/halfway player and a high level/tip top player!
A right position is vital
On the off potential for success that you’re presently having upstanding and you make a portion of a stride back and stay standing upstanding, you will feel like you’re excessively far away from the table. You’ll wind up moving your feet back in once more.
In any case, in the event that you’re as of now standing upstanding and you make a portion of a stride back and you begin inclining advances, your head will be essentially in a similar spot. You’ll feel great. Yet, the way that your feet are further back will empower you to play much better table tennis.