[Video] How to move quicker when playing table tennis

[Video] How to move quicker when playing table tennis

In this video I share a simply tip to help you move quicker when playing table tennis.


One of my many bad habits when I play is that I stand too upright. When I stand upright my body weight goes onto my heels. When the weight is on my heels, I move slower (or end up reaching for balls).

So to move quicker, you need to get into a better table tennis stance. This means leaning forwards and keeping low. Then the weight will be on the front of your feet and it becomes much easier to make quick movements.

If you can move quicker, you can get to balls quicker and play better quality shots.

What’s in the video

0:00 – Tom introduces the video

0:37 – Tom explains why a lot of players move slowly by standing too upright

1:25 – Tom demonstrates how to get into a better table tennis stance

2:36 – Tom compares moving with weight on the heels and weight on the front of the feet

3:22 – Demonstration of good stance and footwork from Daniel Hearne-Potton

4:18 – Tom discusses the importance of keeping low

Useful links

> Tom Lodziak’s YouTube Channel

> More online table tennis lessons

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About Tom Lodziak

I’m a table tennis coach based in Cambridge in the UK. As well as coaching I also write table tennis articles and make table tennis videos. Read more about me.

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