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Hi Alois and Jeff,
I am having trouble hitting forehand topspin from my back hand cross court. While returning shots with my backhand, sometimes I tend to turn and hit them using forehand to opponents backhand. But ball always goes down the line or falls in the middle of the table which is very easy to block. Is there any change in technique while playing cross court shots like bat angle or feet movement?
This is a common problem. When you pivot around to your backhand side you need to move around the corner rather than straight across. By moving around you should position yourself a lot more side on. The more side on you get the easier it is to hit the ball back across court to your opponent's backhand. You still use the same shuffle step footwork, just move around the corner of the table and end up more side on.
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