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Hi Alois and Jeff,
I was told by many people, including you guys to stay close to the table. This is working out very well for me, especially in my backhand: I can keep the ball low and control the placement better. However, there is a new problem for me: my strength is my forehand topspin, which was very effective when back from the table but now since I am close to the table, I often reflexively use my forehand block, which is one of my not-so-good shots, especially as an offensive player and when I do use it, it is not as good as before, as there is not much room. So how can I play a close-table powerful forehand topspin and a close-table counter loop? Or should I just go back to playing my far-table style and work on pivoting and a backhand topspin?
I think that you can still play your forehand topspin. What you can do is play your backhands from close to the table and twist more side on for your forehand. This will mean you are hitting it from a little further away from the table. This will give you a bit more time and space to play your topspin.
Your stance could have your left leg more forward and your right leg back. This will put you in a better position for both strokes. Try this out and let me know if you can work out what I am saying.
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