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Hello dearest Jeff and Alois,
Now this one is about forehand technique: do you think keeping track of the ball with my eyes all the way as it comes to my side of the table is necessary when playing a forehand stroke? Sometimes I feel like I should have focused more on the ball because it slips right next to my racquet especially when it has some side spin in it. This is typically not a problem for the backhand stroke because my racquet is at about the same axis as my eyes.
Yes I think you should watch the ball all the way through it's path. This will definitely help with hitting the ball when it has some tricky sidespin and moves in ways you are not expecting it to.
Tracking the ball in the rally is an important element that isn't stressed enough in general.
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