Forehand is not as comfortable as backhand

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 11 months ago


SR G Asked 11 months ago


I am learning TT now. 

When I am playing with backhand I feel comfortable compared to forehand.

But, I do not want to restrict myself to a backhand strong and forehand weak player.

I am a right hand player, so instead of standing in middle of the table, I am thinking I should move left extreme of the table, so that I can play forehand. Is this right way. Can you provide some suggestions on how to overcome this.

Thank You for your time.



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 months ago

Hi Sudheer,

Certainly moving slightly to your left will help but also try turning your position very slightly to face your forehand more.  This is only a matter of 10 degrees with your feet no more.  This will open up the forehand side for you.

Stand where your bat can just touch the centre line when you are in the ready position.

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Mark H

Mark H Posted 11 months ago

Hi Alois,


SRG has raised a similar issue that I have albeit with my backhand being the stroke I'm finding hard to play( it used to be my forehand as well if you remember !).  Will the readjustment of my feet to my BH side help me to play that stroke as well ?


Many thanks ,


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 11 months ago

It could help in a similar way Mark.  Give it a try.

Mark H

Mark H Posted 11 months ago

Ok I'll give it a go. 


The more I improve at TT the more I seem to find that needs improving if you get my drift ! 

Thanks Alois 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 11 months ago

That is often the way with a lot of things isn't it.  Scratching the surface...

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