Two types of forehand flick

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 9 years ago

Cristh Garrido

Cristh Garrido Asked 9 years ago

Hi Alois and Pingskills

i have a doubt with the forehand flick, you say that is like a mini smash, non brushing contact, so when you hit a backspin ball, you must hit it with the angle open?

second, in a lot of places i saw that the flick is a brush hit...so what is better? and when is coming a backspin ball i must hit it with the open angle or generate topspin on it to make it over the net?

i use both, but i rather the mini smash, so the contact point is with the correct angle to nulify the backspin?

Thanks


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Cristh,

If the ball is higher you can hit it flat. If the ball is lower then you can brush and lift the ball more, especially if there is backspin on the ball.

You can compensate for the backspin with the open angle but this is a little more risky but you will hit the ball faster. It is all a trade off between speed and consistency.

 


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Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 9 years ago

i want to ask about the flick

it's easy for me to do backhand flick but when i try to do forehand flick it's quite difficult for me

so can you tell me where's the contact of the ball to the bat to flick it ? (for the forehand and backhand) than can i do flick if the ball isn't near the net ? because my friend can do a good flick even the ball is long and deep and i don't know how...

please for the answer

thank you :D


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Frendy,

With the forehand flick you can contact the ball at the top of the bounce and in the centre of the bat.  If the ball is long then you should make a topspin rather than a flick.  This will be more powerful.


Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 9 years ago

oh i see... thank you very much :D


Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 9 years ago

anyway, can i do the flick when the ballis half long ? if yes, how to do it ?


bertus bertus

bertus bertus Posted 9 years ago

Think you can do the flick. Personaly I would go for a mini (forehand) topspin stroke with those halflong balls. I do this by using the swinging motion of my under arm (without using my upper-arm to much) + a little bit of body rotation. And put your left foot (for right handed) under the table. Works great for me, it's just a bit more powerful then the flick but it's not quite like a full motion (forehand) topspin stroke.

 

Good luck!


Erriza Shalahuddin

Erriza Shalahuddin Posted 9 years ago

Personally, I always consider a flick as a "mini counterhit". Hit it harder, and it will become a "mini smash". Add more spin, and it will be a "mini topspin".

Cheers!


Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 9 years ago

oh i see... thank you ^^


Erriza Shalahuddin

Erriza Shalahuddin Posted 9 years ago

I'm glad to help :D. Are you Indonesian? I think that's an Indonesian name.


Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 9 years ago

yeah ! why you know it ? nice to meet you^^


Erriza Shalahuddin

Erriza Shalahuddin Posted 9 years ago

Haha, saya juga. :D



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