Why is speed important in table tennis?

Why is speed and agility important in table tennis?

Playing table tennis well requires you to make hundreds of rapid movements and reactions. Top players are constantly getting into position, changing direction and reacting to the ball. The speed of play makes agility one of the most important factors for success.

What is speed table tennis?

Table-tennis ball speeds can reach 60-70 mph at highest due to the light weight of ball and air resistance but has a higher frequency of hits in the rallies due to the closer proximity of the players. In one match analyzed, table-tennis averaged 2.00 hits per second where as badminton averaged 1.72 hits per second.

How do you speed drive in table tennis?

How to play a forehand drive in table tennis

Why is flexibility important in table tennis?

Your triceps are one of the muscles responsible for the flexion and extension of the elbow, which tennis table players often do during a game. Not having enough flexibility in those areas will make the game harder and will result in you possibly overusing the muscles.

Why is muscular endurance important in table tennis?

Tennis requires the strength to hit or run to the ball numerous times during the course of a point, game, set or match. Muscular endurance will help your body quickly recover from prolonged points and be ready to perform again with minimal “rest.”

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