In this video, pro player Paul Drinkhall demonstrates his favourite footwork drill…
Paul’s footwork drill involves:
- 1 x backhand from backhand corner
- 1 x forehand from the middle
- 1 x backhand from the backhand corner
- 1 x forehand from the forehand corner
Paul explains why he does the drill, when he does the drill and how to do the drill.
It’s a really good drill to develop your footwork, especially switching between backhand and forehand strokes and dealing with those tricky balls in the middle of the table.
You can do the drill with another player or with a multi-ball feed or with a robot.
This video is brought to you in partnership with Bribar Table Tennis.
What’s in the video
0:00 – Tom introduces the video
0:40 – Paul demonstrates the footwork drill and explains why he does the footwork drill
1:58 – Paul explains when he does the footwork drill and how often he does it
2:36 – Paul explains the importance of staying low
3:13 – Tom gives his thoughts on the training drill
4:00 – Tom explains two different ways of doing the footwork drill