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Learning the correct way to hold the bat is essential. The correct grip allows you to develop your strokes using the correct technique.
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Thank you! Comparing the pro's and con's of each grip is a good way to teach the grips.
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Serbian translation can somehow?
At this stage we don'y have access to a translator. If any of our freinds are out there and willing to do a translation for you that would be useful.
Thanks for your support. You will find with the topspin against backspin they are still coming forward with their stroke to generate some more speed. It may be with the twist of the waist or with a slightly flatter contact. What you need to do is incorporate the twist of the waist into your stroke. It isn't an added time thing but just twist as you are playing the stroke.
You need to try and find a style that suits you. Try to keep your thumb down. It will be easier for backhand with your thumb up but you need to consider the whole game. The thumb down will be better overall.
thanks i like the video and i learnt good things about it
Great to hear Atharva. Let us know if we can help in any other way.
Hi。Iwant to ask why I cannot see video on the internet.I am Chinese.How to solve this problem?
These videos are hosted on YouTube. Are you able to watch other YouTube videos? If so, I would try using a different browser and see if that helps.
Hi Jeff, Thanks for your reply.
I am not able to watch YouTube videos. I will be really grateful if you try using a diffrent browser to help me.
I love table tennis very much,especially chopping.I am learning chopping recently.I use inverted sandwich rubber for my forehand.I want to ask 1.Which kind of rubber is suitable for backhand?I'd like to use long-pimpled rubber like Korean Player Joo Se-Hyuk .But my coach suggests sandwich rubber in order that I can still attack with my backhand.How should I choose?
2.I feel my bat is a bit heavier when I chop .Do I need to change a lighter table tennis floor?
3.Where can I learn more English words and expressions on table tennis?Could tell me some websites or paper texts?
I hope Pingskills can become better and better!Thank you very much.
Hi Jeremy, unfortunately if you can't access youtube you won't be able to see them online. The alternative is to purchase our DVD set through our website. At the moment there is a Runout sale on the DVDs so you can get the PingSkills Super Pack (all six of our DVDs) for just $59.95
Thanks Alois for the info.
Now I know why my dad told me to use the shakehand grip.
You just explained why you should put your index finger on the rubber.
Thanks, it helped me out a lot!!! :)
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No problems Farhan.
Very clear, Thank you!
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My coach taught me a different way to position the fingers on the back of the penhold bat, and I notice the top penhold players doing this to. It is like a combination of the Chinese and Japanese grips. The fingers are not curled, but straight and rather than being "fanned" out, they are stacked. Is there a specific name for this particular style of holding the bat penhold way?
Hi Billy Bob,
This is a good variation. The Chinese often use this grip too.
Yes, it's pefect for both forehand and RPB.
This is a great vid - it clearly helped me to differentiate between the two grips
Thanks Kaler. Glad to be able to help.
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The way I grip is that my whole index finger lies flat on the back of the bat, I think it gives me power when smashing. I don't use backhand because I am able to recieve the ball with my forehand just like in the pen hold grip. Is my grip correct? Will I be able to play efficiently with that grip? Thanks :)
It would be good to keep the index finger down as low as you can on the backhand side of the bat. This will also free up your wrist when you are playing your forehand and will make the strokes more effective. It will also let you start to develop your backhand more. Give it a try.
Pretty good video. Good explanation.
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Thanks for the tip on holding the bat handle with a relaxed grip. It has helped my short game very much.
My question is how tightly should I be gripping the rubber in between my index finger and thumb?
You can hold it just as lightly.
Thanks Alois. Keep up the good work!
I am practicing Shakehand grip and started to hold the bat lightly, but about 4-5 times I have observed that the ball hit my Thumb while hitting forehand topspin.How can I correct it, should I hold further at the bat at the top of handle.
Also a question, when making shots if the bat brushes our shirt then is it legal (only black side of bat brushed my shirt but I am making shot with Red side)
Firstly check if you have your thumb in the right position on the bat. I shouldn't be too much on the rubber but more on the top of the wooden handle. If the ball is still hitting your thumb it is probably more a matter of getting accuracy with your hitting rather than your grip. Think about watching the ball closely and hopefully this will lessen the number of times you hit your thumb.
If the bat hits your shirt that is OK. Just the ball is not allowed to touch anything except the bat and up to your wrist.
Thanks I would watch the ball very close to my hand and then make shots from here on. By the way can the reflection on the table of ball be used as an index while making shots, I found it useful especially when my opponent hits topspin.
I haven't tried it before. Is it the reflection of the lights?
Yes, especially on Green tables I get to see the reflection and blindly pick that top spin.I guess you pick top spin right out of opponents hand. But I just throw my bat at the point where reflection and ball appear at an angle and somehow it becomes a push.
Thanks Jeff Awsome answer as always, very helpful once again.!!!!
Fabulous discussion on this forum. Thanks to all.
Thank you coach For this lesson.
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