There’s lots of table tennis coaching videos available online. These are very useful if you don’t have access to a coach. Even if you do have a coach, these videos may offer a different perspective or teach you something new.
Below are links to some of the best coaching videos that I have found. If you know of any other good ones, please email me at [email protected]
I’ll start with my videos! I have lots of video lessons (5-15 minutes) which I post to my popular Youtube channel. My videos cover technique, tactics, service, receive, training and more. Some of my videos also feature other top coaches and players such as Craig Bryant and Paul Drinkhall. I add new lessons every month and all the lessons are free to watch.
My popular online course ‘Table tennis for beginners’, covers all the basics, such as grip, stance, footwork, forehand drive, backhand drive, forehand push, backhand push and how to serve backspin, sidespin and topspin. The course also includes lots of different training drills you can do to improve your skills. Over 2200 people have already signed-up for the course. It has a very positive review rating of 4.7 stars out of 5.
Probably the best online coaching website available (you can read my review here). The Table Tennis Daily Academy includes a range of coaching videos on technique, tactics, service, returning serves, psychology and training drills. New content is added every month. You do have to pay to access the site (£9.99 per month or £99.99 per year), but the quality of the videos is very high and the coaching from Dan and Tom is excellent.
Alois and Jeff from PingSkills are the masters of online coaching videos. They have created hundreds of videos over the past 10 years on every aspect of table tennis. What I like about their videos is that they explain everything very clearly. Lots of the videos are free to watch. Others you have to pay a membership fee to access.
Coach Tao Li reveals his substantial knowledge of table tennis. There is a free basics mastery course, where you can learn the fundamental skills needed to become a great table tennis player. Plus short paid-for courses on service, forehand smash, forehand loop and backhand loop.
And then there is the full online training program. This is the most comprehensive online training program available. It includes 52 lessons, 148 drills and 60 answers to commonly asked questions. You get access to a lot of video content and the views of a very knowledgeable Chinese coach.
Want to play table tennis like the Chinese? Now now can! Table tennis company Stiga teamed up with the Chinese National Team to record 11 coaching videos. The videos are in Chinese, but fortunately they have English subtitles, so you can understand what is being said. All of these videos are free to watch.
8 coaching videos featuring top European players. These videos cover serve, receive, drives, topspin and block. The videos give quite specific information about technique. So if you want to make sure you’re playing your shots correctly, these videos should help. All of these videos are free to watch.
Lots of coaching videos from three-time Olympian William Henzell and Australian coach Brett Clarke. Pretty much every aspect of table tennis is covered. There are 20-30 free videos you can watch, but for the rest (200+) you need to pay for a membership.
Brian Pace is a coach from the USA. He has created a number of in-depth training videos. The level of detail in this videos is very impressive. You can purchase Brian’s lessons as a DVD or a video download.
Table tennis lessons from one of the greatest players ever. Sign up and you get access to training videos from Timo Boll, Zhu Xiaoyong and Andreas Ball. Lots of topics covered and you can even upload videos of yourself playing and get them analysed by professional coaches. Only issue is that the website is in German.