Copy Liam Pitchford Flicks

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 3 years ago

Frank Lucas

Frank Lucas Asked 3 years ago

I was watching his match vs Fan Zhendong and Pitchford has a very deceptive, late touch to the backhand corner or a forehand flick to the opposite side.  How can I replicate this?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 years ago

Hi Frank,

It is an impressive shot that he played well during that tournament in particular.

The Forehand flick that he plays down the line to the Backhand corner is hit very late.  The key is opening up the wrist at the start of the shot which enables the ball to go in that direction.  If you keep your wrist closed the bat is never pointing in that direction.  Take a look at the tutorial on the Forehand Flick.

His Backhand flick is more of the Backhand sidespin flick.  Take a look at the tutorial on Backhand Sidespin Flick



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