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Kevin Winata

Kevin Winata Asked 8 years ago

Hi Alois,

I can easily return my opponent smash if the ball is in my range. But, usually when my opponent smash the ball to the forehand side very deeply, I have to move there quite running and after returning it I need a little bit more time to recover. If my opponent smash it again to my backhand side, I can't reach the ball as easy as if the ball is put on my forehand side. This quite often happening, maybe this is one of my weakness.

So maybe I need a little bit solution for this?

By the way, Wish You a Very Happy Birthday


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

HJi Kevin,

Think about moving more sideways to the forehand ball.  This will give you a better ability to recover and move again to the backhand side.  If you run to the forehand you need to turn around to get back to the other side.

Thanks for the wishes.


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Kevin Winata

Kevin Winata Posted 8 years ago

But if I move to forehand side, how could I receive if surprisingly my opponent smash it to the other side?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

It is difficult anyway when you give them the chance to smash but by being in a better leg position you will give yourself a better chance of reaching it.


Kevin Winata

Kevin Winata Posted 8 years ago

I'm sorry but I don't really understand what do you mean

The main thing that I would to say was my forehand is better than my backhand (as I am a penholder). So, I want to ask how I could have a better range of receiving smash if the ball goes to my backhand side?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

The movement is important to get to the backhand side.  So moving sideways better will get you there earlier and give you more time to make the lob or block shot.

And of course also think about what this lesson has to say.  I Can't Return That Smash!


Kevin Winata

Kevin Winata Posted 8 years ago

Sorry but I use mobile device. The video needs flash player to be played which cannot be installed to my phone. Can you uploaded it to YouTube? So I can watch it



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