Choosing backhand v pivot forehand

Table Tennis Match Strategy

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Chandrachur Mukherjee

Chandrachur Mukherjee Asked 2 years ago

Hi Alois,

When should I use my backhand to attack and when else should I pivot and attack with my forehand instead. Although with my forehand I can generate more speed I can at many times not pivot fast enough. I am equally good at my backhand and my forehand.

Thanks,

Chandrachur


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 2 years ago

Hi Chandrachur,

If your forehand is faster than your backhand then there will be times you will want to pivot.  It would only be for the finishing shot when you have enough time.  Time is the biggest factor here.  If you don't have time to get around and play the forehand then use your backhand especially since you feel it is as good as your forehand.

There is not one answer here it is a matter of judging each ball and the time you have available and the speed you want to play.

 


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Aniketh Danam

Aniketh Danam Posted 2 years ago

Thoughforehand is powerful , backhand is very important in evert TT match



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