Forehand - backhand different bat grip

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 5 years ago

paul chitic

paul chitic Asked 5 years ago

Hi Alois!! 

I have a question for you 

When I hit a forehand topspin I change a little bit my bat grip, a little more tilted down (THE ANGLE).. 

I don't think is a really bad thing but sometimes after a backhand top spin, where I have a different grip, if the opponent returns the ball on the forehand, due to the different grip on forehand I tend to miss the next topspin or not hitting a topspin because I can't change fast enough on the forehand grip.

Should I practice more like this or try to have the same bat grip on the same sides?! 

(Excuse my English - Romania) 

Thank you 

With respect!!


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Paul,

I think it would be better if you can find a more central grip for both forehand and backhand that doesn't need you to change between shots.  The game is often too fast to be able to do this.

Practice this in training.  Do a lot of hitting where you control the ball to one side of the table and get your partner to hit the ball anywhere slowly at first.  See if you can find a grip that feels comfortable enough on both sides.


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paul chitic

paul chitic Posted 5 years ago

Thank you Alois! 



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