Counterhit on wide forehand

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 9 years ago

Matthias Boos

Matthias Boos Asked 9 years ago

Hi Alois and Jeff,

over the last months I've done a lot of multiball training with my Chinese coach. Your videos and blogs help to keep me motivated and engaged! Thank you (my wife started to refer to me as TT crazy ;-))

While my FH topspins, BH and footwork improved quite a bit I still struggle with consistent, powerful counter hitting after moving from BH to FH side. My coach insists on this stroke as a follow up after a pivot FH topspin or BH topspin. It should be a fast and powerful hit, body close to table (I would probably rather topspin the ball) 

I haven't seen this combination in your vids. What are your thoughts?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Matthias,

Hope you stay a little crazy...

Regarding the Forehand from the forehand side after the pivot, I think it is OK to make a topspin.  It is difficult to get to the other side and get it early enough to make a counterhit from close to the table.

As you are moving over to the forehand side get your bat back into position by twisting and moving at the same time.

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