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I was watching how to do the forehand flick and i noticed they bring their arm backwards a little and tilt their wrist also backwards when preparing, then the stroke is to brush forward and up on the ball (similar to drawing a 'V'), with some wrist
But what is the importance of those action? Because could I maybe attack the ball by simply doing a SHORT forehand counterhit/drive stroke (while also stepping under the table). It seems to produce similar results.
so why is the forehand flick stroke the way it is and could I use short forehand drive stroke to attack the incoming short ball?
The 'V' action helps you to add some momentum to your swing. The wrist is also critical in this. If you do a small counterhit stroke you miss the movement of the wrist which will help with speed.
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