Forehand sidespin flick

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 7 years ago

matias chambers

matias chambers Asked 7 years ago

Can you do a forehand sidespin flick?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Matias,

Well it isn't done but who is to say you can't be the inventor.

It is more difficult than the backhand sidespin because of the position of the wrist.  It could be possible when the ball is on the backhand side.  GIve it a try and let us know if you have any success.


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matias chambers

matias chambers Posted 7 years ago

Thanks Alois,

I will give it a try.


Cristh Garrido

Cristh Garrido Posted 7 years ago

i think that the forehand sidespin flick is the stroke that jeff execute in the video of forehand flick of pingskills...if you can see the ball very closely you'll find that the ball has a little sidespin


matias chambers

matias chambers Posted 7 years ago

Yeah that may be so.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

The sidespin that Jeff doing, is not really a lot of sidespin.  It would be interesting to see someone really getting a lot of sidespin.


matias chambers

matias chambers Posted 7 years ago

I tried it out and it worked, but the normal forehand flick is just as effective. The way I did it you have to hit across the back of the ball to get the sidespin.


Cristh Garrido

Cristh Garrido Posted 7 years ago

is not so complicated, a lot of professional players do it like Jun Mizutani or Oh Sang Eun, i do it and i think that is so effective like the regular forehand flick, also i think is easier execute it


Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 7 years ago

it's possible right ? then how to do that ? just like the start position until the finish position...
Still confuse...


Kevin Long

Kevin Long Posted 7 years ago

I've been doing a forehand sidespin flick with the penhold for a little while now. It's not as fast as the backhand sidespin flick, but I can certainly get a lot of sidespin and generally can place it with fairly good pace. It's a good surprise move, but it usually only works 3 or 4 times before it's worked out. Perhaps in the future, I'll find a way to get it moving like the backhand.

Whether it's possible with the shakehand grip, I'm not sure. The technique would certainly be different to the penhold technique due to the limitations of the wrist. But it's mostly like possible by flicking the with the wrist in a hook or fade position, it may not produce that much spin though.


Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 7 years ago

hhmm... I see I'm shakehand player and it's difficult for me especially for the hand and wrist position T,T



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