Is it possible to improve your table tennis skills by yourself without a table as well?
If so are there exercises that one could do to improve your table tennis skills by yourself?
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One article discussed various solo table tennis training drills. Topics included:
- Serving Practice
- Shadow Play and Ghosting
- Solo Footwork Drills
- Video Footage Analysis
- Table Tennis Robots
Each topic had several practical pointers and tips.
One table tennis forum post dealt with this question and had two suggestions:
Regarding the return board, one poster noted:
return boards have proper rubber on them, and can actually help you, unlike folding the table up
These resources suggest that there's a wide range of drills that one can do without purchasing any equipment - at minimum shadow play and footwork drills can be done without any equipment. At the high end, buying a robot or doing video analysis can be costly, but can provide good returns if solo practice is very important.