Ball coming to hip

Table Tennis Footwork

Last updated 9 years ago

Roman Sukhanov

Roman Sukhanov Asked 9 years ago

Hi coaches :)

When a ball comes to my right hip I sometimes use these options:

- use a pendulum-like motion to put a 'fade' sidespin topspin on the ball;

- stop my wrist and make a variation of sidespin flick to put a 'hook' sidespin topspin.

Should I try to pivot and use a regular stroke ALWAYS instead?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Roman,

Ideally you should try to move to make a more attacking stroke from that ball.  If players work this out they will attack a lot of balls there and realise the type of ball they will get back which will be easier for them to attack.

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