Free US Shipping over $50
Thousands of satisfied customers
Best Price Guarantee

Learn to Play Close to the Table

Courtesy of JOOLA USA

Written by Team JOOLA USA

Many players enjoy playing from away from the table, and some (expecially defensive players) base their game on this. However, for most players, you want to stay close to the table whenever possible. Otherwise, you "give up" the table. By backing off the table, your opponent has more time to react to your shots, and you have to cover more ground to cover the wide angles and in and out movements. Basically, you are at the mercy of your opponent.

If you have trouble staying at the table during a match, try this remedy. When you practice, put a barrier behind you to make sure you stay within an arm's length of the table. You might even exaggerate it some, and really jam yourself at the table (with the barrier right behind you) so that you'll learn to do this. It will pay off in the long run.


Read what others have to say:

Related Articles:

 The Importance Of Good Ball Placement

 The Short Push

 Having a Short Game

 What to Think About During a Match

 Increase Forearm Snap!

 Minimize Your Stroke

 How to Serve Short

 Play Down the Line

 Playing Against Long Pips!

 Play Into the Middle

View all Articles