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Everyone tells that my forehand loop is not right.
- because I brush the balls with fine contact, my loop is spinny. If my opponent underestimates my spin, the ball will bounce off the table.
- my loop is very effective with underspin balls. Most players, including myself, don't understand why loop against underspin generates more spin than no spin or topspin.
- my forehand loop is fairly consistent as brushing the balls with fine contact is relatively easy to execute.
- my forehand loop has clockwise side spin. Most forehand loops have counter clockwise side spin. Because of the unusual clockwise side spin, it is more difficult for my opponent to block my loop.
- Most players swing their arms in a circle. I don't swing my arm in a circle. I swing in a straight line. This is the reason why my loops always have clockwise side spin instead of counter clockwise spin.
- Most players hit the balls a little to right, according to most players. I hit the ball in the center.
In practice, I try to swing in a circle like they tell me. Many times, I miss the ball entirely. If I don't miss the ball, my racket has a firm contact with the ball. That is not my intention. I want a fine contact. It looks like I cannot have fine contact and the brushing action when I swing in a circle. Because of the firm contact, most of my loops are out of the table by a wide margin. A few times, my loops make inside the table. These loops are so amazing. They have tremendous speed, counter clockwise side spin, and less spin. It looks like my partner cannot even block them. My partner miss my loops entirely. The problem is they are just a few successful loops (3 out of 10 during practice). I spent 10 hours practicing circular swing. But it does not get better (still 3 out of 10).
Question 1: circular swing and hitting the ball a little to the right for a forehand loop. Is this the correct way to loop?
Question 2: If it is correct, how do I practice? It looks like I cannot swing in a circle, hit the ball a little to the right, touch the ball finely with my brushing action.
Question 3: As I mentioned earlier, a few successful loops are amazing. But I don't know how to replicate those loops. They just come unexpected. It looks like swing in a circle, hit the ball a little to the right, touch the ball FIRMLY (but not solidly, solid contact is for smash) can generate loops with a lot of speed, counter clockwise side spin, and spin. Is this the correct way to power loop. if yes, how to practice it?
I have found the best way to correct these types of swing errors is to focus completely on the start and finish positions of your stroke. If you do this slowly at first you will start to get the swing in the correct direction. There is no simpler way to do it.
Forget about all of the other swings that you are trying and just focus on this for a week of training.
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