Forehand Position Problem

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 3 years ago

Anthony Hodge

Anthony Hodge Asked 3 years ago

Hi Alois!

When i watch the video on how to do forehand/forehand position, i do as you said in that video and it works well. But when im playing with my friend and im tried to do the forehand position, it didn't work well. I take my arm as you said in the video and the other things you said with the legs and the other things. But when i was trying to do the forehand postion im tried to have my arm as you said but it didn't work because i was too hard with the arm, legs and the other things. So i lost the control and im lost the control every single time i do it.

I dont what i'm going to do.

Please answer to my question, and i would be so happy!


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 years ago

Hi Anthony,

It is good that you have learnt the basic forehand stroke.  Now it is a matter of putting it together with other strokes which is what happens in a game situation.

In training, practice switching between one forehand and one backhand.  Then also do a drill where your training partner is hitting the ball anywhere but slowly.  This will get you used to being able to move from a different position to the forehand position and then play the shot.


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Anthony Hodge

Anthony Hodge Posted 3 years ago

Hi Alois!

Sorry but i don't understand what you mean with "Then also do a drill where you training partner is hitting the ball anywhere but slowly"?.

Thanks For The Response!

 


Fesih TOPDEMİR

Fesih TOPDEMİR Posted 3 years ago

You have to understand Anthony....such rules are here sealed  (look at ask the coach Show Spin in Table Tennis #271 comments :))


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 years ago

Hi Anthony,

Get your training partner to block the ball anywhere on the table.  You just hit the ball back to their backhand corner.


Anthony Hodge

Anthony Hodge Posted 3 years ago

Hi Alois!

Thanks for the response!

I'm going to try it, and i hope's this helps!

Thank You!


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 years ago

Great.  Let us know how it works for you.



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