Right so Alois what’s the most important skill
in table tennis? Is it serving or smashing or what is it?
I think the most important skill is to be able to hit the ball on the table without
making a mistake. And to start off with you don’t need to be hitting the ball to hard
at all. You can keep the ball at this pace and keep it in play you can start to challenge
yourself a little bit by setting yourself some targets.
To start of with you should be able to do three hits is a good target, one, two and
three. Once you can do that you can start tot build up your skills and build up the
number of hits you can do. Often when I get beginners to start they start with three,
then five, then ten and then they can go for the record. You will be quite amazed how quickly
you can improve by just hitting the ball softly and straight.
So the key points there are softly and straight. You can see that both Jeff and I aren’t trying
to hit the ball hard. We are just trying to build up our skills level by hitting the ball
on the table a lot of times. The strokes you use for this are very very
short making sure that your bat is nice and flat , nice and flat to the ball on both sides.
Give yourself a really good chance of hitting the ball each side. So nice and flat there
or nice and flat there. If you go along to our website www.PingSkills.com
you can go to the lessons page and you will find a consistency chart which you can download
and use to record how many hit you can get in a row.
If you have enjoyed our lessons then you decide how much you have paid for them, got along
to our website and if you have really liked them then make a contribution otherwise there
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100 thoughts on “The most important skill in Table Tennis”

  1. I race road bikes and what i do is envisage what im going to do b4 i start the race, much like a long jumper dose b4 he starts his approach to the sand pit. Although confidence is not technically a ''skill'' it dosen't hurt to have it.

  2. That neither makes it a skill, nor does it make it unique to table tennis. Confidence is important universally. It goes without saying.

  3. why am i watching this?? the guy on the right is that black guy from terminator.. i.. dont.. know.. how.. much.. longer.. i.. can.. hold.. this.. *fast paced breaths getting slower and slower* BOOOOOM!

  4. they are, on the white guys shirt you can see the Australian symbol on in. Aside from the fact they he is wearing the Australian colours and has the accent.

  5. ahahhhaaahahah dumbass aahahhahahahah they were just demonstraiting basic hand motions ahahhahahahahhahahahah xDD dude i gotta read more from your comments this 1 nearly made my piss my self ahahahha

  6. most important skill is all round ability :O i reckon serve, sets the rest of the point up if you know what your doing but yeah consistency is important, don't wanna give free points away do you?

  7. How is this hard at all? In my opinion the way you stroke doesnt matter if you get it over and can keep doing so, everyone has a different style.

  8. dear Royalschamp5;
    Allah (god) gives you the best and if you want a nice life must be
    a Muslim,do it and you will see and I wish you success in your life
    .this is my advice.
    Thank u 2 your comment

  9. Frickin' YouTube! I went from watching Modern Warfare 2 videos to this… how does that happen!? >:/ Does it to me all the time lol

  10. These guys are extremely good players. I do believe one (or both) has gone to Olympics.
    Not only are they extremely consistent, but they know how the stroke is performed.
    Takes great skill to do something like this, but yes, it is the basics of the shot (depending on which video it is) but very necessary what they say.

  11. lol, its funny how people thought this was going to be more sophisticated because its "the most important skill" but this video is perfectly right.

    The more balls you get over, the higher the chance that your opponents going to miss it, its all about playing that extra ball

  12. Thank you, good work. Is important the contributions for you. Now I can not, but in other time I think … not, I want to give you a contribution. Off course.

  13. i watched most of the videos and truly appreciate these guys. Funny thing is this is so far the only video that the audio is not clear due to ball sound and the title is The most important skill in Table Tennis. but in any case.. i admire these guys and all other videos are pretty pro.

  14. @abhinayan27 Ok tnx.. I play against my friend once a week and he is winning most of the time with spins.. Could i use the forehand/backhand smash to counter his spins.. I must beat him.. Any tips for me?

  15. @imfromswe96 Not really. If you go buy a ping pong paddle at the store they're most likely going to be the same on both sides. A company probably isn't going to put that much "technology" into a $15 paddle. If you design your own there's still no guarantee which side is softer or has more grip. Just depends on how you want your paddle to play. Normally you just use one side for forehand and the other for backhand and until you have a paddle with different sides you can face it either way.

  16. @muxishine Nothing wrong with that, Youtube knows that only nerds watch modern warfare 2 videos, and it also knows that nerds love their ping pong.

  17. @kennyken6667 yeah the audio was really bad on this one. We now have a microphone so our latest videos have a much better sound.

  18. whoa. guy on right is using left hand in this video… wait, are you left-handed? i don't think i ever realized it, if you are in fact left-handed.

  19. @sweetstrike33 Returning serve certainly is a crucial part of Table Tennis and is as you say not practiced enough by most people. This is a generic video to highlight the importance of consistency.

  20. i admit this was a huge help to me when i entered youtube without an account (i was around 7 or so) i searched this up (as i was a total noob and shortie and couldn't return the darned ball) and yeah i built up and my max rally with my friend is 128 ( im 13-14 or so)

  21. im selected in table tennis n do u have a traning in which we can improve our self fast so tell me tomorrow pls n i m ur fan

  22. @basicsattalite We have a lot of stuff on our website. Have a look and if you have any questions then leave a question on the Ask the Coach section.

  23. @nelsondln Yeah this was one of our first videos. We now have a microphone and the sound in our latest videos is much, much better!

  24. Great work putting this simple and easy to follow lesson online.

    We have just bought a table and it is great fun playing every night for 20-30 minutes

  25. @polikarpyo it really doesn't matter. It is just an ITTF rule that you must have one red side and one black side.

  26. @hs22ify I think you are referring to the chop or the push. We have a video for both of these. Just go to the PingSkills website and you will find these lessons.

  27. @fishbellyrocks This was one of our first videos. We are now using a microphone and our latest lessons are much clearer. Take a look on our website to see a lot more lessons.

  28. i'm quite curious, which blades + rubbers do you recommend for a beginner? great videos btw, very helpful, keep up the good work!

  29. @blackritchie8 we recommend control blades and rubbers that aren't too fast. We have a pre made bat, the PingSkills Rook that we recommend for beginners. It will suit players learning strokes and wanting to generate some spin on the ball

  30. @liamlad999 Good question. I'm not sure. If you'd like to ask this on our website under Ask the Coach we could open it up to our readers, I'm sure they'll have some opinions for you.

  31. @liamlad999 I've never used that brand so I can't help you out sorry. If you want to post a question on our website we can open it up for our readers.

  32. Really liked this it cld b useful when I show my friends how to rally and I wld use ur advice thanks

  33. You're welcome. I hope you also watched the newer HD version of this video. The sound has also been fixed in that too!

  34. Actually, I find very difficult to put the words "girl", "pretty" and "table tennis" in the same sentences… but you achive it!!!

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