Leg work when playing forehands

joel hing

joel hing

Last updated on 07-Apr-2013 05:43:01 AM

How do you move your legs when doing the forehand topspin, counter hit and loop

Alois Rosario

and Alois Rosario said...

Hi Joel,

When you are actually playing your strokes you can keep your feet quite stable.  Then you use your arm and waist and legs to make the power. You can transfer your weight from your back leg to the front slightly.

Here's a video to answer the question...

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Andrew Barley

Andrew Barley commented...

on the 05-Apr-2013 07:54:21 PM

Great! Really helpful. I liked the way you put in a variety of camera angles so we could clearly see what were you were doing, especially the footwork. Thanks.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills said...

on the 05-Apr-2013 08:49:50 PM

Glad you liked it Andrew.


Andrew Barley

Andrew Barley commented...

on the 05-Apr-2013 09:16:22 PM

It has helped my my son see how to move. He was taking a foot right back to play had forehand smashes but theirs left him stuck for moving. He needs to be more square with his feet to the table, I think. Keep up the good work guys.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills said...

on the 05-Apr-2013 09:36:41 PM

Yes I think now even more than in the past players need to play more square on because of the lack of time to be able to turn too far sideways.


Katerina Panopoulou

Katerina Panopoulou commented...

on the 06-Apr-2013 09:47:10 PM

When we exercise two players and we just practice forehand counterhit or topspin diagonal. Do we still get that position or engage a more vertical one? 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills said...

on the 07-Apr-2013 05:34:14 AM

Hi Katerina,

Still practice being in a more square on position because that is where you will be in a match.


Katerina Panopoulou

Katerina Panopoulou commented...

on the 07-Apr-2013 05:43:01 AM

Ok Alois, thank you for your reply! 


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