HOW TO MOVE YOUR FEET

OK now that you know the three racket angles and got a good grip, let’s focus on your stance and footwork.


READY POSITION

The ready position is a neutral starting position from which all ping pong strokes can be played. Since your opponent will hit the ball at different speeds and angles, getting in position to hit the ball back is very important.


LEAN IN

Forward crunch with your knees slightly bent, feet shoulder-width apart, and your left foot slightly forward. Leaning forward with most of the weight on the balls of the feet. This allows for quick movements and pivots necessary to make those great shots.



FOOTWORK

For the footwork, most players move with a side to side shuffle which allow them to face the table at all times. Ready stance and watch your opponent’s paddle as they get ready to hit the ball. Move with a side to side shuffle to place yourself in the best position.


If you weren’t distracted by those stylin shorts, you’re ready to move on to learning about some strokes to get your game on!