Skill 1. BEGINNER 1.1 Grip 1.2 Forehand Drive 1.3 Backhand Drive 1.4 Forehand Push 1.5 Backhand Push 1.6 Footwork 1.7 Serve 1.8 Serve Return 2. ADVANCED 2.1 Forehand Loop 2.2 Backhand Loop 2.3 Flicks 2.4 Smash 2.5 Advanced Push 2.6. Round The Corner 2.6.2 V Drill 2.6.3 Falkenberg Drill 2.6.4 Multiball 2.6.5 3rd Ball Attack

by varying one of the factors at random. Aim to hit 10 successful shots in a row. Change the stroke. the next deep. Have your partner counterhit one ball softly. then back to the forehand corner again. roughly how hard your opponent is going to hit it. First Degree Drills The simplest drills are when you know everything about what is going to happen. and so on. approximately what spin he will put on the ball. When you are consistently doing over 50 in a row with good technique you will be ready to move to drills with an extra degree of complexity. Once you can do this consistently. you know exactly what stroke is going to be played. the next hard. If you are making mistakes more often than that. and so on. You must move your feet to hit the balls with your normal forehand stroke.Keep the length of each drill around 5-10 minutes. then a normal counterhit. Examples of such drills are forehand counterhit to forehand counterhit.      Change the side to side placement. then back to softly. try for 20. This can be very handy for when a weaker player has to train with a better player. Aim for an approximately 70-80% success rate when drilling. and little or no footwork is required. Change the spin. and so on. then short again. then the middle of the table. since it greatly adds to the difficulty of the drill for the person who is on the receiving end. or add an element of uncertainty to the drill. or backhand counterhit to forehand block. you can change any of the following factors to make this drill a second degree drill. Have your partner block one ball. but every so . Have your partner hit the ball to your forehand corner. Have your partner hit a normal counterhit for one ball. I would recommend not using random elements in your training until you are comfortable using second degree drills. otherwise you risk getting bored and losing concentration. Most of the drills you begin training with as a beginner should be first degree drills. Being able to perform second degree drills 50 times in a row consistently before adding a random component would be a reasonable rule of thumb. where the ball is going. Change the pace. then 30 and so on. Using the forehand to forehand counterhit drill as an example. Third Degree Drills To add another degree of complexity. Randomness in drills is very useful when used correctly. while the person who is using random variations doesn't have to work any harder. If you are getting it right 95% of the time. Second Degree Drills There are many ways to increase the complexity of a drill by one degree. Have your partner hit one ball short. In these type of drills. the next normally. Using the forehand to forehand counterhit drill as an example. the drill is probably too easy and you are not making the most efficient use of your time. a good use of randomness would be to have your training partner hit to your forehand most of the time. and no footwork or movement is involved. the drill is too hard or you are trying to hit the ball too could be doing a more complex drill that would be of more benefit. then a spinnier counterhit. Think of these as first degree difficulty. you can combine two of the above factors. then counterhit the next. Change the depth of the ball.

You can't afford to get lazy with your footwork or recovery or you will be likely to miss the ball on the backhand.often hit the ball to your backhand (say approximately 1 ball out of 5). For example. It also more closely simulates a match situation than a standard drill where the ball placement is known in advance. Beginners should not use drills with more than one random element. . while having to stay alert for the ball that is hit to your backhand. You must also keep your concentration up so that you are ready when the feeder changes the placement. is probably a bit too much for a beginner to handle. but on average about 1 ball out of 5 will go to your backhand. This drill is a good use of random ball placement. using a forehand to forehand counterhit drill where your opponent randomly hits the ball to your backhand. You will be able to practice your forehand counterhit most of the time. sometimes less. You'll miss the ball so often that you won't be getting any benefit from the drill. and also occasionally chops the ball instead of counterhitting. Sometimes he will hit more often to the backhand side. Stick to a good second degree drill with one random element added at most.

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