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?
Such countless amateurs and middle players stand excessively near the table! I’m not precisely certain why this is. Yet, during 10 years of training table tennis, I’ve continually needed to advise my players to make a portion of a stride back – while possibly not more.
At the point when you’re in your average prepared position to ought to have the option to connect with the table with your free hand. In any case, 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 make a real connection 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 counterhit or topspin rally. Not that have opportunity and energy to check. In any case, 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 all in all too far away. Except if you’re in a circle to-circle rally and you’ve ventured back purposely.
Could you at any point contact a lot of the table?
The thing is, a large portion of the fledglings and middle of the road players I’ve instructed 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 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 however all things considered, if 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 neighborhood association table tennis. Most of players are likely standing excessively far forward by a portion of a stage.
Sam normally did this
Sam used to constantly 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. Furthermore, he cut down on a ton of natural mistakes.
That large step back ended up being a somewhat enormous step in the right direction for his table tennis!
Tweaking Harrie’s position and prepared position
Like most moderate table tennis players, Harrie will in general stand all in all too far forward and somewhat excessively upstanding. This makes it more hard to move, offers him less opportunity to respond to approaching chances, and makes going after profound balls exceptionally interesting (on the grounds that you haven’t given the profound ball sufficient opportunity/space to ascend before you need to hit it).
Stefan Feth 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. Be that as it may, his feet are significantly further back. This is the key! This is the change that most of middle 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 novice/halfway player and a high level/first class player!
A right position is critical!
In the event that you’re right now standing 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.
Be that as it may, assuming 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!
To bang this house, here’s a Ben Lacombe imaginative treat for you, as a matter of fact…
Are you standing excessively near the table
The dabbed green circle shows all of the additional room Mr. Progressed needs to play his shots because of the way that he’s made a stride back. Mr. Progressed won’t have packed up by any chances that come profound. His body won’t be in the manner like it is for Mr. Middle of the road.