My Favorite Robo-Pong Drills by Pierce Scott


The Newgy Robo-Pong 2050 table tennis robot (and 1050 model also) comes with 64 pre-programmed drills. I have also programmed some of my own customized drills into the Robo-Pong. With that said, 64 is a lot of drills. Many people wonder: which one is the best? The answer to that is: they are all unique and were all designed to help you improve different strokes and skills, at various levels of the game.

When I train on my Robo-Pong 2050, I like to make it a fast-paced training session because I know I will lose focus if I’m alone in my basement for more than an hour. So what I usually do is work on a specific part of my game for 35-45 minutes and serve for the rest of my training session.

Here are some of my favorite drills:

Warm Up: Drill #6: 2 backhands, 2 forehands. This drill lets you warm up your footwork a little, and lets you start warming up your loop.

Under-Spin: Drill #16: under-spin anywhere. This drill will give you an under-spin ball anywhere on the table with the spin varying. This lets you practice looping from different locations and looping different amounts of spin.

Top-Spin: Drill #28: one ball to the middle, then one ball to either corner. This drill lets you work on your looping, footwork, watching, and adjusting. You have to constantly move to the ball and watch the robot head so you know where the ball is going to be going. To get the full effect of the drill, only use a forehand on the ball in the middle.

Ending Drill: Drill #31: one high ball to the backhand, then one high ball to the forehand. This drill will give you a chance to smash high balls. I simply do this drill because it feels good at the end of the practice to smash some high balls. This can also be beneficial if you need to work on your smash.

Train hard!

Pierce Scott

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