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Hi Alois and Jeff,
I don't have control on where the ball is going when playing the Forehand Counterhit. Sometimes the ball will go to the middle of my practice partner's side of the table or wide to his Forehand and sometimes in between.
I'm positive that I maintain about 90% of my stroke technique the same. My partner noticed that I hit the ball on different spots on my bat. Sometimes near the edge of the bat and sometimes in the middle. Could this be the main reason for my errors in placement?
How can I overcome this?
Hitting it on different areas of your bat will make a difference as to where the ball goes. During your forehand hitting practice, focus on where the ball is hitting on your racket for each ball and see if it makes a difference.
Another way that you can improve your accuracy is to put a small target on the table while you are practicing. You can just put a small piece of paper on there. You will find by having a target on the table your mind will start to adjust your technique quite naturally to get the ball where you are aiming.
Give both of these techniques a try and let me know if it helps.
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