Bad habits with Blocking

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Random Person Asked 9 years ago

My backhand is stronger than my forehand. When blocking I have a bad habit of sometimes making a backhand block on the forehand side. Do you have any suggestions on fixing this?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Will,

This is not always a bad thing.  Especially if the ball is curving to the right then the angle of your bat with the backhand is a little easier to block with.

However in general you should try to define where you will hit a forehand and hit a backhand.

In training, draw that imaginary line in your mind or put something on the table and if the ball goes to the left then you must play a backhand and if it goes to the right then you must play a forehand.  This will start to get you to get more used to blocking with the forehand.

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Dakota Castleberg

Dakota Castleberg Posted 7 years ago

 I also have this habit, to the degree my fellow players call my shot a "chicken wing" because I end up going so wide to my forehand side with my backhand. Because I have done it so much it is still fairly effective as a block, but the more confidence I can gain with my forehand the better. Iv'e tried standing more open to my forehand side to force a forehand block, and has seemed somewhat productive. Do you recommend this, or are there better alternatives?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

I think this is a good method.  It should help you to be more open to play forehands.

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