Timing of the forehand topspin shot

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 3 years ago

Helish Patel

Helish Patel Asked 3 years ago

Hey coach

Hi Alois and Jeff, I'm having trouble with my forehand topspin shot, whenever I try the shot I forget the timing, when to bend down, when to hit the ball, also when to bend your arms and what leg position you have to be when attacking the ball.

cheers Helish


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 years ago

Hi Helish,

Don't try to focus on too many things.  Think about the position of your body and then your start and finish positions of the stroke.  That is all you need to get the stroke right.  Then just let it happen.


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Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 3 years ago

You're certainly not alone Helish. Take a look at this video response for more information on how to stop feeling overwhelmed when learning a new shot.


Helish Patel

Helish Patel Posted 3 years ago

 Thanks Jeff and Alois, you helped me a ton

 



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