Playing a forehand from the backhand area

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Jamo Fevidal

Jamo Fevidal

Last updated on 15-Feb-2012 11:50:07 PM

Hello Jeff & Alois,

When I watch videos of pros, I notice how they move to the place where you are supposed to do a backhand and do a forehand.  In what situation should I be doing this?

I appreciate your answer :)

Alois Rosario

and Alois Rosario said...

Hi Jamo,

It is good to pivot and make a forehand from the backhand side if your forehand is much better than your backhand and your opponent is keeping you on your backhand side.

However you have to make a good shot from there otherwise your opponent will be able to place the ball wide on your forehand and win the point. 

Here's a video to answer the question...

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Jamo Fevidal

Jamo Fevidal commented...

on the 28-Jan-2012 03:24:11 PM
Thank you very much for the help :)
Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills said...

on the 28-Jan-2012 04:04:15 PM
A pleasure.

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