Obviously, without practicing you cannot reach a professional level in table tennis, but there are some tips that can make your skills better. They will also make your game much more professional and you will become difficult to beat the opponent. The best party is the fact all of these tips are simple and paired with practicing, they will guarantee you a wonderful and professional gameplay.
1. Using a full body weight
When you are planning to hit a ball with your forehand and want to make a strong shot, you must use the entire body weight. This means that you will have to transfer the body weight from the back to the front parts of the feet and to rotate your hips. By doing this, you will make your shot stronger and more precise, but at the same time, you will be able to compensate the force and the angle the ball already has. Beginners usually try to shoot a ball only with their arm, which has a negative effect.
2. Stay in a ‘’ready’’ position
Some players believe that the ball in ping pong travels slow, which isn’t true. As the result, you will have to be ready for it and to return it to your opponent as soon as possible. The trick is to stay in a balanced position, being able to move with your feet and still be ready to make a well-coordinated return. Never move just your arm and try to make a shot! Always monitor the racquet and on the ball during the game.
3. Use only one racquet
You won’t believe how important a racquet is. Professional players use only one racquet as long as possible, so should you. By doing this, you will get used to its own, microscopic oscillations in the gameplay. Using another racquet will simply make you play as a beginner, despite the fact you are a professional! We should add that not all racquets are the same, nor all of them are suitable for all players. Simply said, you will have to find a suitable racquet and use it.
4. Low returns
You may know that the secret of the ping pong are low returns. Closer to the net they are, more difficult for your opponent will be to return them. Ideally, you should target 1 cm above the net. If you are a beginner, start with shoots that are 3-4 cm above the net, and they try to lower them. The more you try, the better you will be.
5. Develop automatic stage
When you start playing ping pong, your brain will analyze your every move. This means that your gameplay will be slower! The secret is to reach the automatic stage, where your brain simply acts, without analyzing. Maybe sounds irrelevant, but all professional players must reach this stage, so if you want to be the best, you will have to reach it as well. The only way you can reach it is by practicing.