Sports Psychology – Recognise Your Feelings | Table Tennis | PingSkills

You’ve got your final today and even just walking into the hall feels a little bit different. You’ve a got a few different feelings about you, driving to the hall, walking to the hall, things just didn’t really feel the same, did they? It’s not like any other match you’ve played during the season. What’s […]

Forehand Topspin Against Backspin | Table Tennis | PingSkills

Hi, I’m Alois Rosario from PingSkills. Today we’re going to talk to you about the forehand topspin off backspin. This is one of the most critical strokes in a game of table tennis because it’s your chance to convert a defensive rally into an attacking rally. The three things we need to think about, like […]

Backhand Block | PingSkills | Table Tennis

Have you ever wondered what you do if your opponent is attacking you with ferocious topspins? Hi, I’m Alois Rosario from PingSkills. Today we’re going to show you the backhand block. The backhand block is a shorter version of the backhand counterhit or backhand topspin. The backhand counterhit starts here, and you’re finishing through to […]

Basic Footwork in Table Tennis

Hi I’m Alois Rosario from PingSkills and I’m Jeff Plumb and today we’re going to talk about Basic footwork. In Table Tennis most of your movement is sideways so it is really important to get that movement correct. Some basic things that you need to think about are making sure that you are down low […]

Doubles Serving Rules | Table Tennis | PingSkills

What are the rules for doubles serving? So there are a couple of extra rules in doubles that you don’t have in singles. The first one is that you have to serve from your right hand box diagonally to your opponent’s right hand box. So you’re serving from this box across to there. In doubles […]

Backhand Serve Preview | Table Tennis | PingSkills

Let’s now take a look at the backhand serve. Firstly let’s take a look at your feet position for the backhand serve. You can be quite square on but we recommend that you turn yourself a little side on so that you can then swing through with your waist, your shoulders, and utilise your arm […]

Backhand Counterhit | Table Tennis | PingSkills

Alois: Hi, I am Alois Rosario. Jeff:And I am Jeff Plumb and we are from PingSkills. And now, we are going to teach you the backhand counterhit. Alois: So, let’s have a look at Jeff playing the backhand counterhit. There is three things that we need to consider with the backhand counterhit:… The first one […]

Forehand Push | Table Tennis | PingSkills

Hi I’m Alois Rosario and I’m Jeff Plumb from and today we are going to look at the forehand push. Why do we need the forehand push? It’s a useful stroke especially on the return of serve and to counter a heavy backspin ball when you are not in position to make an attacking […]

Serve Placement | Table Tennis | PingSkills

Very early on in your serving development it’s important to start to focus on where your serve is going on the table It’s important that you start to understand where the danger zone is for your serve This area here in-between our two ropes is what I call the danger zone Why is this the […]

Backhand Smash | Table Tennis | PingSkills

HI I’m Alois Rosario from PingSkills. Today Jeff and I are going to talk to you about the Backhand Smash. The first thing that you need to know about the Backhand Smash is you shouldn’t be playing it very often at all. If the ball is up high enough to smash that means you also […]