Keeping my elbow low

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 9 years ago

Kristijan Jankoski

Kristijan Jankoski Asked 9 years ago

Hey Alois,

I'm having an issue where I cannot keep my elbow stable & low during my FH loop (cpen). It seems like I unconsciously move it (after watching myself on a video) a lot even though I think It's stable. This is causing me some consistency issues, mainly with the ball flying off the table because I make a really big stroke (similar to tennis). Is there a "trick" that could help me with my issue?

And another question. Should I brush the ball while looping using a full wrist movement?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Kristijan,

I think if you focus on the movement of the bat and make it as simple as possible to get it up to the finish position you will start to eliminate the over use of the elbow.  Also think about keeping your arm relaxed.  If you tighten up especially in the shoulder area you will force the elbow to go out of its natural position.

You should brush the ball while looping.  You don't need a full wrist movement though.  Keep the arm and hand relaxed and allow it to flow naturally.  Don't force it through.

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