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The backhand block is used to counter a topspin stroke. Once you can return your opponents attacking strokes, you will take your game to a new level.
excellent explanation Jeff.
liked it a lot
could you do an explanation/video on the sidespin punch block or sidespin block.
I could really surpise my opponent then!
Woah, that is getting advanced... That is something we could do down the track.
ok, i think i getting in over mmy head about advanced moves ha ha
i colud learn a lot from this video :))
Thanks Dragos. Good to hear.
This is what I need to work on I also need to work on my position is there a way I could improve my position?
You just need small movements to get good position. See if you can line up the ball and get right behind it to make the block. So your arm doesn't move sideways, your feet do.
Hi Alois & Jeff:
It's delightful to watch Jeff playing this, I really love BH Block more than Forehand because we can us wrist to flick it.
Is block playable when we are away from the table or should we be always close to it when blocking.Also I wonder if block can be made in other side, I mean you both are always playing cross court. It would be great to know the technique to block "Down the line" hopefully with your videos, I feel blocking in this way would be a great weapon because the opponent would have to reach all the way to other side to retrieve the ball.
Yes, Jeff has a good backhand block. Nice to watch.
It is usually played close to the table because you are not generating your own power you need to be close to the table to get it to go back. If you are further away and need to generate your own power it becomes more of a punch or you can make a topspin from there.
To get the ball down the line, it is simply a matter of adjusting the angle of your bat slightly or hitting the ball a fraction of a second later. Both these things will allow you to get the ball down the line.
Thank you for this video! This was one of my biggest problems. I was always trying to come up on the ball to generate spin and of course would make it go long and out. I can't wait to try this tomorrow during play.
Great, let me know how it goes.
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