Online table tennis lessons

There’s lots table tennis coaching videos available online. These are very useful if you don’t have access to a coach. Even if you do have a coach, these videos may offer a different perspective or teach you something new.

Below are links to some of the best coaching videos that I have found. If you know of any other good ones, please email me at

Table tennis for beginners

I’ll start with my videos! In 2015, I created an online course ‘Table tennis for beginners’, which covers all the basics, such as grip, stance, footwork, forehand drive, backhand drive, forehand push and backhand push. I also demonstrate 21 training drills you can do, to practise these shots. The course is free.

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Alois and Jeff from PingSkills are the masters of online coaching videos. They have created hundreds of videos over the past 10 years on every aspect of table tennis. What I like about their videos is that they explain everything very clearly. Lots of the videos are free to watch. Others you have to pay a membership fee to access.

Go to the PingSkills website

Table Tennis University

Coach Tao Li reveals his substantial knowledge of table tennis. There is a free basics mastery course, where you can learn the fundamental skills needed to become a great table tennis player. Plus short paid-for courses on service, forehand smash, forehand loop and backhand loop.

And then there is the full online training program. This is the most comprehensive online training program available. It includes 52 lessons, 148 drills and 60 answers to commonly asked questions. You get access to a lot of video content and the views of a very knowledgeable Chinese coach.

If you want more information, read my review of Table Tennis University or go straight to the Table Tennis University website.

Drill your skills

Want to play table tennis like the Chinese? Now now can! Table tennis company Stiga teamed up with the Chinese National Team to record 11 coaching videos. The videos are in Chinese, but fortunately they have English subtitles, so you can understand what is being said. All of these videos are free to watch.

Go to the Stiga website

ITTF How to Play Table Tennis

8 coaching videos featuring top European players. These videos cover serve, receive, drives, topspin and block. The videos give quite specific information about technique. So if you want to make sure you’re playing your shots correctly, these videos should help. All of these videos are free to watch.

Go to the ITTF youtube channel


Lots of coaching videos from three-time Olympian William Henzell. Pretty much every aspect of table tennis is covered. There are 20-30 free videos you can watch, but for the rest (200+) you need to pay for a membership.

Go the the ttEdge website

Dynamic Table Tennis

Brian Pace is a coach from the USA. He has created a number of in-depth training videos. The level of detail in this videos is very impressive. You can purchase Brian’s lessons as a DVD or a video download.

Go the the Dynamic Table Tennis website

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