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					Advanced Techniques In Table Tennis

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Summary:
When a beginner has more or less learned the basics in table tennis, this
is the right time to teach some other techniques. This allows the player
to become better not only in practice but also most importantly in
competition.

Each match starts with a serve. There are two advanced techniques for
this namely the sidespin and the pendulum. Both moves will involve the
entire weight of the person to be able to create enough force and speed
for it to reach the other end of the ...


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Article Body:
When a beginner has more or less learned the basics in table tennis, this
is the right time to teach some other techniques. This allows the player
to become better not only in practice but also most importantly in
competition.

Each match starts with a serve. There are two advanced techniques for
this namely the sidespin and the pendulum. Both moves will involve the
entire weight of the person to be able to create enough force and speed
for it to reach the other end of the table.

Since a service won’t win a game, it is time to go on the offensive.
Players already know what a speed drive is. A modified version of this
technique is called the loop drive.

The power of this technique comes from the waist. The player should
rotate it from one side to the other to create enough force to send it
back to the other end of the table.

The next technique that is for defensive purposes is called the chop.
When the opponent has hit the ball back into player’s court, all the
person has to do is slice away into the air making contact with the ball
to send it back to the other side.

The reason why this technique is hard to master is because it will not
only block the ball but it will change the direction where the incoming
volley will go. Those who successfully master this will be able to force
the opponent to make forced errors, which means another added point for
the player.
The flip is another smart move that if done correctly will work for the
player. One foot will be ahead of the other and when the ball comes, the
wrist should quickly turn from one end to the next to complete the shot.

This is an unexpected move that can surprise the opponent and should be
tried every so often to outsmart the other player.

The last advanced technique is called the lob. This technique is also for
defensive purposes, which is a modified version of the counter drive.

Shots will be traded in the course of the match. When the player feels
like the opponent is about to let it all out, it is time to move a feet
back and bend the knees further to get leverage for the shot.

When the ball comes, the player should use the strength from the legs and
the waist to send the ball back to hopefully adding another point to the
score.

There are other advanced techniques that the student can learn to become
a better table tennis player. There is a forehand and a backhand move for
each and it is the discretion of the player which one to use in the game.

Some coaches already incorporate the advanced moves to the beginner while
others wait a little longer. It is best to practice the both techniques
and then be smart enough to use it when the opportunity presents itself.

Watching videos how each of these advanced techniques is done can help
but it is always

best to put theory into practice to have a better understanding. One way
is to have a mock up game with a teammate but if there is no one around,
there is no harm in doing some shadow training.