Table Tennis Journal Task Essay

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Table Tennis Journal Task Table tennis is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight, hollow ball back and forth with rackets. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net. Except for the initial serve, players must allow a ball played toward them only one bounce on their side of the table and must return it so that it bounces on the opposite side. This game can be played indoors or outdoors. Points are scored when a player fails to return the ball within the rules. Play is fast and demands quick reactions. A skilled player can impart several varieties of spin to the ball, altering its trajectory and limiting an opponent's options to great advantage. Throughout term 3 my class has been learning these concepts of table tennis and I have been trying to improve my skills by incorporating the basic skills, creating a training program for the progression of my table tennis ability and reflecting on a video of me playing, commenting on the advantages, disadvantages and the biomechanics features. A backhand shot is one of the harder shots to play for a right handed person as they are not use to the movement and struggle on most of the skills involved with the action. I believe this is my worst skill as I have difficulty with a variety of aspects from the shot for example the angle of the racquet in which you hit the ball and the power and accuracy of the shot. These are all very important when considering the table tennis strokes as they are the basis of playing table tennis. Biomechanics is important to understand how our bodies move and how we can make movement more efficient. From the backhand shot that is aimed at playing the ball on the outskirts of the court with rapid movement of the body, we can see that there are many steps involved, such as the movement of hips, angle of racquet as well as strength and accuracy. For me, I find these

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