Forehand tennis habits VS table tennis technic

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 3 months ago

Bart Dehandschutter

Bart Dehandschutter Asked 3 months ago

Hello guys, I 've also a question about the fact that if I want to improve my forehand smash, I really need to exercise the right technique for forehand topspin and surely forehand smash.  I don't play tennis for the moment because of the problem that both technics are difficult to differentiate.  But in my youth I've played it quite often.  So I want to focus on table tennis competition and I want to ask what is the advice you can give me to drop the bad habit technics that tennis brought me and take over with needed strokes in table tennis?  Thanks for your answer!

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 months ago

Hi Bart,

I think it is paying attention to what the ball is doing.  With a Tennis technique you will see the ball travelling in a flat trajectory.  Look to get more of an arc in the flight of the ball.  To do this you will find that generating more topspin is the key.  To generate topspin a more low to high swing is required.  I like to focus on the start and finish positions of the bat to get the feel for this.  If you watch the tutorials on these strokes you will see the positions that I a talking about. Forehand Topspin Against Block and Forehand Smash.



Taking a look at your technique on video is a good idea.  It may feel like you are doing one thing but you are actually doing something quite different.  It doesn't have to be a long video, just a few seconds on your phone is often enough.

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