Improve Your Switching | PingSkills | Table Tennis

Improve Your Switching | PingSkills | Table Tennis

Hi, I’m Alois Rosario from PingSkills. Nicolas
has asked us a question about how to improve your ability to switch. Being able to switch between your backhand
and forehand is absolutely vital in a game situation. Often in training we tend to practice
a little bit too much of one side or the other side. By practicing our switching we’re going
to start to simulate a game situation a bit more. So what’s a good drill to do to practice
that switching? My favourite is “Double Trouble”. Double trouble is where you’re going to get
your partner to block either one or two balls to the backhand side and then either one or
two balls to your forehand side. What’s happening there is you’ve got a little bit of stability
and a little bit of randomness as well. So the first ball you know is going to come here
so you play that ball. If they play the next ball here then you know that there’s going
to be the next ball into your forehand side. So that’s the certainty but after this first
ball here you’re not sure whether the ball is going to come to your backhand or your
forehand so you need to be very aware, very balanced, and ready to make the switch if
you need to. So that is a great drill to practice exactly what you’re talking about there Nicolas,
being able to cope with the changing quickly between the forehand and the backhand or vice
versa from the backhand to the forehand. Another thing that’s going to help you is
making sure that you’re watching the ball really carefully. If you are watching the
ball carefully then you’re going to get better, quicker information about where the ball is.
If you’re not watching the ball and you’re focussed on something else then suddenly the
ball is half way back and you’ve got to make that decision between the backhand and forehand.
So make sure you’re watching the ball carefully all the time.

Comments (51)

  1. can you help me? whenever I do my forehand top spin I get good spin but I always hit it into the net or I miss the table (hit it too far) any tips? thanks

  2. I'm still waiting the new Ask the Coach episode.

  3. Hi Alois, how do you convince a sibling to play and practise with you?



  4. Do players change the grip when switching from forehand to backhand?

  5. PingSkills you are the best……

  6. how can i improve my service and fore hand blocks

  7. Love how Jeff is always smiling playing those shots 🙂

  8. how to backhand revers pendulm service

  9. Very good video!
    Could you maybe make a video how to structure a training and what kind of exercises should be in it from warm-up til ending?

  10. GREAT! helped me a lot

  11. ghost serve tutorial

  12. Hey Alois our english topic is australia. Could you give me some info? 😀

  13. how to do a backspin serve ?? next tutorial please

  14. i have a dought which bat should i buy stiga evolution or stiga pro carbon.please try to reply quickly as tournament is going to begin in a week.

  15. Hello, can you help me?
    A friend of mine who i play very often with ( and enjoy playing with) is a bit better than me, but not too much.The problem is a kind of serve he does.He pretends to hit a backspin serve but than just hits it very softly, so it goes short and theres almost no spin in it.I know that theres not much, but when i push it, it goes into the net, and when i try to flick it, it goes wayyy to high.Thanks for any answer

  16. which serve is best for spin

  17. I like the idea of adding some stability. Could you elaborate on the exercise a little more? One or 2 to the backhand – then 1 or 2 to the forehand? Could just alternate every shot then or not. Seems like very little stability except for the first shot. Or does the sequence reset? Backhand, Backhand or forehand, (must be forehand), must be backhand? Yeah I'm confused just writing this.

  18. Do you have any tips on returning a fast serve to the corner with backhand. I find it difficult to return as the ball goes really high, so i always expect a smash. Is there any way to decently return a fast and very cornered serve with backhand?

  19. Hey Alois and Jeff, I made it to the finals of my school tournament this week, unfortunately I lost 3-0 but I feel like I can win next time, I know what my weaknesses was (receiving) and I am working on it but I wanted to thank you for all tips and videos, it really made me improve a lot in only 2 weeks, I can imagine what you could do with the premium membership, and video coachings, it must be really worth it! take it easy!

  20. Can u do a video on side spin serve plz

  21. sir, can you please suggest me a bat under 4000 rs = 60 $ which i can get online or in market
    please reaply

  22. Good u started making video's again

  23. Which racquet do u use

  24. Another great video guys, i just got a new racket and i have trouble adjusting. Any tips?

  25. How can i return fast serve?? and how can i return a powerful shot?

  26. Very thankful for this drill. I was caught off guard multiple times in play last night for this reason. Thank you!

  27. I need help i bought a racket and tried to remove the rubber but the sponge is stuck in the blade. How can i remove it the rubber is out but the sponge is left

  28. I have a question for you guys – I am left handed, and have served my whole life with my body at the left center of the table in a more relaxed "ready stance", and my arm in a looping/pushing type of motion. I have developed both a chopping backspin serve that I can land short or long, or a topspin serve long. I see all the pro players serving from the backhand side of the table, from the edge. I have been working on serving with my body positioned like the pros do, but still am far more comfortable with "my" style of serving. Should I give up serving from the left-center of the table? Should I focus more on developing a new serve, or sticking with my old one? In a competitive match, how do I balance my serve selection if I take different positions at the table for different serves?

  29. I read the Paddle Palace catalogue and it said not to clean your rubber with a kitchen sponge because bits of the sponge will get stuck on the rubber. Is this true Jeff or Alois? I OCD as hell!!! I just need to know because I have been doing this. I Always keep my kitchen sponge super damp with rubber cleaner.

  30. how to avoid third ball attack ?reply me please.

  31. I am tight on money though I am lucky enough to be able to practice and learn from someone who is almost rated 2,000, would it be worth it for me to become a premium member?

  32. Hey pingskills, if TT bat gets touched on the table then is it legal ?? or a foul ??

  33. hi, is the main determining factor in the arc of a ball the rubber, the blade, or technique, or a combination?

  34. i have problem when i play using the u are using i always hit my finger on the back

  35. what if i dont toss the ball but do a perfect service where the ball taps both the sides of the table and its Low and as well spin and fast as well, thats the way i do my service and the best players around cannot play it so i get a point easyly

  36. Hey Alois n Jeff i have been playing tt since the last 2 years .I basically am a offensive and i am comfortable playing a fast game but i have observed that many of them try to slow down the game by playing just push n chop n just playing close to net . I always tend to loose in such circumstances so what will be your opinion for it.

  37. Hi i have a stiga carbotech hobby premade bat and its edge is quite pulled down a little bit cause it crashed to a wall should i buy a new one or continue in using it

  38. Great video!!! I was looking exactly for this tip, I have a huge difficult to do this transition. Thanks a lot!

  39. plzz do a giveaway of pingskill touch bat !!!!

  40. just found your channel. I started playing table tennis 3 weeks ago and I'm sure you can teach me a lot for future! Got my sub and thanks 🙂

  41. could you make a video on Jung youngsik's stiff wrist backhand?

  42. hey can u please reccomend a good bat for me I am a bit aggressive while playing table tennis and always smash(forehand) compared to other guys but my backhand is not good and I constantly lose points there and when I play a backhand shot the ball usually goes too much on top resulting in the opponent smashing the ball.A tip would make my day.

  43. sir I want to ask a question I wish I could receive your answer as your other students receive my question is I have bought so many rackets as the intermediate player but still not satisfied right now I am using stiga pro carbon but it also can't spin that much would you help me in choosing a racket please

  44. what should be the bat position when the ball is at opponents part of the net??

  45. hello sir your lessons are really helping , but i had one doubt, what is the ideal age to start a proffesional table tennis career??

  46. How to use eye look at ping pong?

  47. Sir, I wanna ask you a question can you tell me some tips of forehand because when hit the ball it goes off the table… Please tell me when to hit the ball??????

  48. I play good with person who daily play with me but when new person come my game is become like i am also beginner ,why??

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