Grip adjustment

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

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Erriza Shalahuddin

Erriza Shalahuddin Asked 2 months ago

Is there any adjustment in grip between forehand and backhand? Even just a subtle change?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 2 months ago

Hi Erriza,

When you are starting out it is probably better to have the same grip for both sides. When you start to develop your skills you can start to think about loosening your grip and adjusting it slightly for both sides.


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Ardak Mirzakhmedov

Ardak Mirzakhmedov Posted 2 months ago

Hi, coach! 

I have similar question. My grips when I push and topspin are different. When I push, the grip is closer to the head, and not relaxed. During topspin grip is relaxed and not so close to the head. What do you suggest? Push with the grip which I do topspin? Or Topspin with grip of push?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 2 months ago

Hi Ardak,

It is ok to have subtle changes there too as long as you are not losing time with the change. 


Ardak Mirzakhmedov

Ardak Mirzakhmedov Posted 2 months ago

Thank you coach for reply

I sometimes lose time with change. Among all  lost points approximately in 10% situations I lose point because of this problem. What do suggest, coach?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 2 months ago

In that case I would stay with a more stable grip.  You can use both and try which one is better overall.  It may also be a compromise between the two grips you use at the moment.


Ardak Mirzakhmedov

Ardak Mirzakhmedov Posted 2 months ago

Thank you very much,  coach! 



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