Shifting Grip When Using Shakehand

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 6 years ago

Jack Tan

Jack Tan Asked 6 years ago

Hello PingSkills,

I noticed that whenever I switch from forehand to backhand or vice versa, I tend to shift my grip a little and this hinders my reaction speed, however if I do not shift my grip, the racket feels like it's in the wrong position and it also limits the flexibility of my strokes.

My question is:

Is it normal to shift my grip or am I holding the bat wrongly?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Jack,

You have found out why it is difficult to have two different grips.

The solution is to find a neutral grip that feels reasonable for both sides.  Do a lot of switch hitting in practice and see if you can find that happy medium.  Also hold the grip a little looser.  This will allow subtle adjustments without having to move the racket in your hand.

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Jack Tan

Jack Tan Posted 6 years ago

Thank you!

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