Twiddling with a Penhold Grip

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 3 years ago

Bert Richardson

Bert Richardson Asked 3 years ago

I found out about your video about twiddling. Is it also possible with a penhold grip to execute a twiddle?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 years ago

Hi Bert,

Yes you can do this. There are a few players that do this at a high level. Search for some footage of Jian Fang Lay.  She does this very successfully.

You take the pointer finger away from the bat and then spin it with your thumb and middle finger.  Give it a try and practice it away from the table as well/

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Ilia Minkin

Ilia Minkin Posted 3 years ago

Jiaqi Zheng also twiddels, though only once after a serve: she plays with short pips on the inverted but serves with inverted.

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