Backhand smash with JPen

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 8 years ago

Bennett Brown

Bennett Brown Asked 8 years ago

I play with the jpen blade but curl my finger for cpen grip.  If I do not have time to get around the ball how can I do a backhand smash with traditional backhand.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Bennett,

To make a strong backhand with the normal side of your racket, you need to hit the ball form outside the line of your body and have a long swing at the ball.  It is too difficult from close to your body.

Start with your racket near your left hip and swing forward and up and finish past your right shoulder.

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Bennett Brown

Bennett Brown Posted 8 years ago

I mean coming down on a high ball to hit downwards.  If you did mean this, how can I hit down starting by my left hit and going up to my right shoulder

Thanks in advance


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Ah yes, I was talking about a lower ball.  For a higher ball you are much better to move around and make the forehand smash.  This is whether you play JPen or Shakehand.  If the ball is high enough to smash from high, then you have enough time to move around and use your forehand.

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