Day 2 (Week 4) – Table Tennis Footwork

I’ve got a fantastic exercise for you today. As usual, you will need your agility ladder and a good pre-workout stretch before beginning today’s Table Tennis Fitness!

Note: this exercise involves twisting from the hips and legs, so we want to make sure we have stretched those areas prior to starting. I also recommend a good back stretch as we don’t want our lower back to be stiff and potentially causing us pain whilst performing this agility drill!

I find that although this exercise is great for all table tennis players of every different playing style, it’s actually very well suited towards the defensive player. This is because defenders need to be able to be versatile with their footwork and change their positioning quickly to be ready for every ball that comes their way.

Additionally, this exercise is perfect to help work on our in/out movements from the table – crucial in table tennis.

Source: ittfworld

Try and aim for 3 sets of 2-3 reps for this drill as this is a particularly difficult one. Go at your own pace, and feel the burn!

This blog provides information related to exercise, fitness and is intended for your personal use and informational purposes only. You should always consult with a physician before beginning any exercise or fitness especially if you are pregnant or have any pre-existing health conditions. Nothing in this blog should ever be considered as medical advice. These are exercises that I personally do, and recommend, however your use of the blog is solely at your own risk.

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