How to become a left-handed player, if I'm naturally right

Table Tennis Discussion

Last updated 5 years ago

Raj R

Raj R Asked 5 years ago


I got a right wrist injury, so I want to become left handed player. when I tried with left hand, I found that I 'm worse than beginner level of ply was s erroneous & quality is less than 10% of right handed play.

I'm surpirsed to know that tennis legend Rafael Nadal is naturally right handed but purposefully switched to left later to exploit backhand of majority right handers wth wicked sidespin forehands. That's how he dominated Roger Federer by exploiting forehand.

Can you kindly provide your insightful views & suggestions handedness including dominant leg footwork.



Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 5 years ago

Hi Raj,

Sorry to hear about your injury. I think it's natural for most people to struggle to play with their non-playing hand. I also don't think there are a lot of shortcuts but with practice you should be able to teach your brain how to play with your left hand.

I think that it's important to go back to the basics and make sure you have the correct position with your feet, the correct starting position, and the correct finish position for each of your strokes.

Start by aiming for consistency in the basic strokes, progressing to topspin strokes.

Good luck with your journey. Keep us updated on your progress.

Notify me of updates
Add to Favourites
Back to Questions

No comments yet!

Become a free member to post a comment about this question.