Why Players Hop When Flicking

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 7 years ago

Romeo Chua

Romeo Chua Asked 7 years ago

I have noticed that top-flight players hop when they flick. Instead of using one leg, their other leg goes in the able and the other one goes out. Is there any reason why they do this? Or is it just to wow the crowd :) ?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Romeo,

Yes, when they play a stronger flick they do this  For a right hander the left leg will go under the table for a finishing flick.  As you do this the right leg comes out to balance the body.  You can see Jeff do one at the end of the Forehand Flick lesson.

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Romeo Chua

Romeo Chua Posted 7 years ago

Ah, I see. I'll try this in practice.

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