Footwork

Six-Step Training Progression

By Larry Hodges

Developing your table tennis game is a steady progression from the simple to the more complex. Many players, however, get stuck at the beginning stage, and never move on toward developing the more advanced parts of their game. It's a common syndrome--players spending year after year trying to completely perfect their most basic shots, and refusing to learn anything more advanced until the basic shots are (in their mind) perfected--and so they never improve as fast as they should. It's sort of like a sprinter spending all his time trying to perfect his walk while his rivals are practicing sprinting. Guess who improves faster?

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