What Are Some Basic Skills in Table Tennis?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 1, 2020 3:21:59 PM ET

There are four basic strokes that every table tennis player should have in his or her arsenal: the drive, push, block and smash. The drive, both backhand and forehand versions, are the basic offensive actions in table tennis, while the backhand and forehand push are the go-to defensive actions a player takes.