Penhold Players' Crossover Points

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 6 years ago

Romeo Chua

Romeo Chua Asked 6 years ago

In a video, you mentioned that penhold players nullify the effect of the crossover point. How is this so? What would a penhold player do if the ball went into their right hip? Me, being a penhold player, feel like penhold players also have a crossover point.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Romeo,

If you are using the same side of the racket for both the forehand and backhand then there is no crossover.  The crossover refers to the point where you change your racket over from forehand side to backhand side or vice versa.

If you are using the RPB then this would cause a crossover point.


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Romeo Chua

Romeo Chua Posted 6 years ago

Even if I'm playing the traditional way of penhold, I still find it awkward to receive balls coming into my right hip.Is this just me? What would a penholder do in a situation like this?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Usually play a traditional backhand block or punch.


Romeo Chua

Romeo Chua Posted 6 years ago

Oh, yeah! I didn't think of that one! Thanks!



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