Level 1: Starter Skills
Learn the fundamental table tennis skills you need to master before you can become an elite player!
Welcome to TTU Level 1!
Here, you'll learn the basic skills and techniques you need to master in order to excel at the sport of table tennis. No previous table tennis knowledge or experience required.
Level 1 is ideal for beginners as well as more experienced players who want to refresh their knowledge. It’s also great for parents who want to coach their children, for teachers who deliver table tennis classes in school, and for other coaches who want ideas on how to teach the core table tennis skills.
It's made up of two short courses.
1. Basics Mastery (with Coach Tao Li)
In Coach Tao Li's 'Basics Mastery' course, a young beginner student is instructed in addition to Coach Li’s demonstrations. We've found that watching Coach Li correct some of the common beginner mistakes is just as beneficial as watching him perform the proper technique!
There's also the added feature of downloadable training schedules for each of the twelve lessons, to help you plan and structure your subsequent practice effectively.
2. Table Tennis For Beginners (with Tom Lodziak)
With his trademark simple and clear style, Tom Lodziak takes you through 10 lectures designed to transform you from a beginner into an intermediate-level table tennis player.
You'll also gain access to 21 training drills to help you improve your skills.
TTU Level 1 focuses on the following "starter skills";
- How to hold a table tennis bat (shakehand and penhold)
- How to stand (ready position)
- How to move (side-shuffle footwork)
- The basic topspin serve (forehand and backhand)
- The forehand and backhand drive
- The forehand and backhand block
- The forehand and backhand push
- And the forehand smash
You'll find a handy discussion area below each video where you can ask questions and interact with other TTU members.
Start Learning Today!
This really is the perfect introduction to the sport of table tennis! TTU Level 1 has been professionally filmed and edited and features approximately three hours of footage.
To become a great table tennis player, you need to master all of the necessary "starter skills". TTU Level 1 will help you do just that! Enroll TODAY!