My name is Tahl Leibovitz and I’m here at
SPiN, New York. I am a professional table tennis player who
has been competing internationally since 1995. I am here today to speak to you about the
intermediate and beginner aspects of the Olympic sport of table tennis What I’m gonna speak
about now is the three different points on where to hit the table tennis ball. Um, when I refer to points, I refer to the
distance of the ball. What that simply means is that we have one
where the ball is bouncing and it’s on its way up. When we have this type of ball, the ball bounces,
it’s on its way up, we need to use quick, fast strokes, to be able to hit that ball. Quick, fast strokes to hit that ball. The second point is when the ball is already
at its highest point. So once it bounces, and it’s at its highest
point, we need to use a very relaxed technique and we can do many different things with the
ball when it’s at its highest point, we can hit different parts of the ball, we can hit
the side, we can hit the top. And the third point is when the ball is on
its way down. When the ball is on its way down, we need
to use a large forearm movement or our hands should be moving a little bit longer because
the ball is here and it’s at the top and now it’s falling down. And what’s really important is that in these
heights, when the ball is falling down we can play it at any point but we usually let
it drop a little bit. Um, the three points of the ball, a lot of
top players are unable to play at all three points so I would recommend that you practice
these three points, you practice when the ball bounces, and it’s coming up, when the
ball is at its highest point and when the ball is dropping down.

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13 thoughts on “How to Hit Shots of Different Heights | Ping Pong”

  1. The way in which u differentiated between the three types was very good.
    It would be very helpful if u can give a short demonstration along with it

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