How do I get use to my forehand

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 7 years ago

Ryan Geow

Ryan Geow Asked 7 years ago

Hi Pingskills,how do i get used to using my forehand as i always use my backhand? My coach wants me to use my forehand more but i can't.I will end up losing the point.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Ryan,

Try this simple idea.  Just turn your stance a little to face more to the right.  YOu only need to change this by a few degrees so that your right foot is slightly further from the table than your left.  Then move a little to your left so that your bat is on the middle line of the table.  In this position you will be more likely to be in a position to hit your forehand.

Also during training, set yourself a task of on;y playing forehands when the ball is in the forehand side of the middle line.

It is just about doing it more often and getting used to playing the strokes.

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