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?
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.