Multi-Ball Exercise For Table Tennis Players And Coaching Tips

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So, by now I guess that you already have an indoor table tennis table at home and want to improve your game somewhat. Here is another great video in our series of training tips from Eli Baraty.

Introduction To MultiBall Table Tennis Training

Multi-Ball training has become a big part of the development of training programs across the world now. Both coaches and players have become a custom to using multi-ball training as part of their training to increase their stamina, footwork, reactions, strength and movement in the game. Multi Ball training is very intense training for the player. The Multi-Ball technique originally came from China and has now become widely used in the table tennis training camps across the world.

There are many different variation on multi-ball training and it's important to understand the variations, so you can include it as part of your training. We have provided and shown a few different techniques in this video for the coaches to use in their training program and for the players to see the differences in the training tips players can use as part of their training.

The Multi-Ball technique is a great way to improve your game and develop as a player. It's hard to master as you have to keep up with the intensity of the balls coming at you and in different placements on the table. But once you do, watch your table tennis game sky-rocket and take on different forms which your fitness and shots.  You will notice the difference in a competitive match, the way your footwork improves to get to the ball, and your shots will become much more aggressive.

Why Use Multiball Exercises in Table Tennis?

If you love table table as much as I do, then naturally you will want to play with better players to improve your game and learn from them so you can become a better player. To become a better player you need to learn new tricks, get a coach and practice your strokes, speed, reactions, footwork and improve your overall fitness. That sounds allot but it all comes together when you're practising and raising your standards in the game.

If you're keen and lucky enough to have a coach in your area or a table tennis club, you might have noticed that coaches are using Multi-Ball training with players to improve their game. If you don't know what Multi-Ball training is, we have produced a video to show you what it is and how to use Multi-Ball as part of your practise. It is basically a coach firing loads of table tennis balls at speed to the player.

Sometime they fire the balls in the same spot on the table, so you can improve a particular stroke or they fire the balls at you in different places (randomly) so you don't know where the ball is going to be and you need to return the ball before another ball is being fed to you in a different places on the table.

You can be sure that your fitness is going to improve massively with  'random'' multi-ball training. Check out the videos below to understand how to do it and use the training technique.

Multi-Ball training has now become a big part of the development of training programs across the world. Both coaches and players have become a custom to using multi-ball training as part of their training to increase their stamina, footwork,strength and movement in the game.

The training is very intense training for the player. The Multi-Ball technique originally came from China and has now become widely used in the table tennis training camps because it is so effective in the development in the players game as they get a more physical training.

Chinese MultiBall Ping Pong Training [Video]

There are many different variation on multi-ball training and it's important to understand the ways you can use this technique to improve the players game and include it as part of your training.

We have provided and shown a few different techniques in this video for the Coaches to use in their training program and for the players to see the differences in the training tips players can use as part of their training. There is no one perfect technique as they all seem to improve different things, like footwork, backhand and forehand strokes.

General Approach To Table Tennis Training

The Multi-Ball technique is a great way to improve your game and develop as a player. It's hard to master as you have to keep up with the intensity of the balls coming at you and in different placements on the table. But once you do, watch your table tennis game sky-rocket and take on different forms including your fitness and shots.  You will notice the difference in a competitive match, the way your footwork improves in getting to the ball and your shots will become much more aggressive.

How you approach your training off the table is just as important. I would suggest to improve your strength try some weights and definetly go running. Running improves your overall mental health and keeps your lung capacity and stamina up in a competitive match.

Having a strong mental attitude will get you through to the end of the match and win when you have hit a tough spot in the match, when you're not sure how to win. I call this the 'drop' or the 'dip' it's when you think your energy in dropping and you might be loosing the match.

You're under pressure, you're 8-10 down in the match and you could either loose by one point or win the next three to take the match. Getting that second wind and facing your struggle is what makes you a winner. Multi-Ball training will give you the positive mental strength to keep going under pressure.

Developing your overall mental strength, fitness and strokes is a very important part of improving your game in table tennis. To take that leap from being a casual player to becoming a good player and even a competitive player, it's important to start focusing on consistency, footwork and overall better strokes.

This is when Multi-Ball comes in to it's own. It's not for the faint hearted, it's a very good workout and intense training to give you a better performance.

If you look at the Chinese players, they are now the best in the world and it's no wonder that the west has addopted this training method to improve their overall game. As it stands though, no player will come close for a long time to come to beat the Chinese, because of their training standards are so high. Unless of course you want a challange?

We the west have a lot to learn from the Chinese table tennis players and we are lucky enough to live in times where the internet has millions of table tennis videos for us to learn, watch and study from the Chinese. Their training techniques and game play  give us a great insight to how they are improving as a team and individually.

Personally I love watching the Chinese play, they have taken the art form of table tennis to a whole new level. Much higher than when I was a kid and Desmond Douglas was the best in the UK.  In my day we didn't have access to the internet and see so many games, it's amazing to see and be inspired from the rest of the world.

Chop chop you better get practicing and learning Multi-Ball training to raise your standards and overall game! Check out our video below by Eli Baraty so you can see how it's done!

Multi-Ball Table Tennis Training Coaching Tips From Eli Baraty [Video]

Multi-ball Table Tennis Exercise Video [Transcription]

Multi-ball has become a very important part of the training regime, i’m going to give you three different techniques to help you as a coach or as a player to feed one another.

TIP number 1

You want to try and grab as many balls out of the bucket as fast as possible, once you have you bring it over and drop the ball, try not to throw it up, drop the ball and then you feed it in.

TIP number 2

How you distribute the ball is very important, for beginners you want to try and bounce the ball and hit it like that, especially if you’re doing backspin. For more advanced players you want to hit it off the hand, which is like that.

TIP number 3 is very important

When you are feeding, you don’t want to be just feeding the balls in, lets say if you’re going cross court and then down the middle. You want to try in your mind a certain point of where you want to hit. So if you can hit that point every time, the person who is training has a much better quality ball coming to them, rather than the ball going everywhere and their technique breaks down.

Focus on good timing, focus on getting a good rhythm, try and watch the technique as I hit the ball and the way I drop the ball. With good practice you should improve your Multi-Ball skills very quickly.

Remember that these exercises are tricky to do outdoors, so you need a great indoor table tennis table set up. I hope you enjoyed the video, please subscribe to us, please feel free to leave a comment, hopefully I will be able to answer any questions that you have and thanks for watching.

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