Important tips for better Table Tennis. Image Courtesy – Pinterest
Table tennis is one of the most popular games in the world, and also a recreational indoor amusement. It is a complex game that obliges consistent preparing, reiteration and practice for the individuals who need to make improvement.
Table tennis is a lovely indoor game to stay fit in accordance with consistent movement of arm movement. The game enhances your cardiovascular wellness with raising your heart rate and blood supply throughout the body. A very important logic is that improving of any kind of sport depends on how you start with its basic rules and regulations and gradually improving skills and strategy for it.
You should be ready to face your opponent with a standard position first of all. Knees should be little bent while facing the table holding the racket in either right or left hand. Left foot of right-hand players and right foot of left-hand players should be slightly in front. Weight of the body should not be on your heels. Upper body from the waist should be slightly bent to the front the face the opponent. Your eyes should be sharp on the ball as your opponent serves, especially on the spin.
Concentrate on your opponent’s racket, contacting the ball, whether it is moving from lower position to higher position or vice versa. If the racket of your opponent is moving lower to higher position, you must assume that it will be a topspin, and if moving higher to lower position, that will be surely a backspin. While you are facing topspin, make your racket angular, face of the bat downward and hit the ball above its centre. On the other hand, when you are facing backspin, place the face of your racket upward while hitting the ball.
You should be steady in proper footwork, maintaining balance of your body so that you can repeatedly strike the ball with motion with as much power as possible. Correct footwork will enable you to move your body relating to the path of the ball. It helps to make your body like a spring. Only good footwork can reach you into the ball with less effort and energy.
Now maintaining balance of your body you should develop the skill for spinning the ball confidently, sometimes creating extra power for hitting the ball. Before hitting the ball, you should rotate your shoulders slightly backward and then push the body to the front to make the stroke. It is just a technique of transferring weight on your two legs with using your arm power accordingly.
You have to adopt the technique of both forehand and backhand using a motion upward to hit the ball. Practice swing by hitting the ball bellow and complete the stroke above the path of the ball with your racket. Your racket should be in nearly 90 degree angle with slight inclination towards the table.
Hitting the ball with upward motion with the racket create topspin on the ball. This kind of stroke becomes powerful. You may face your opponent’s shot with smooth wristy strokes. It is usual that your palm faces the table when you make a forehand stroke, and it faces your body while making backhand stroke.
Using proper sports equipment is very vital to express your style of plying. You choose to play offensive, defensive or all-round. Also rackets are available for offensive, defensive or mixed style. So you have to choose which type of racket is best suited for you. You can receive this kind of guidance from a coach who will supervise your activities. Today, various coaching camps and clubs are there to guide you through proper steps and improvements.
Beside training and practice, there should be some tournaments internally or with external organizations after frequent intervals to evaluate a player’s performance. The more exposure of opponent players you get, the more your performance will build up. Level of confidence is also increases with facing more and more tournaments.
You should observe different styles of different players on the ground as well as in video recording. Because, strategy plays a very vital role to defeat an opponent player; many times it depends on how much pressure your nerve can bear at the same time.