Why Players Squat

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 8 years ago

Romeo Chua

Romeo Chua Asked 8 years ago

When players make awkward strokes, they tend to squat. Such as, making a sudden forehand in a backhand rally. Why is that? 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Romeo,

I am not sure why this happens.

Maybe others have some ideas.

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Mark Jung

Mark Jung Posted 8 years ago

I think because of the elbow dead zone. By squatting the dead zone moves and you can still perform (a somewhat messed up) variation of your stroke and keep the pace up.

Romeo Chua

Romeo Chua Posted 8 years ago

I'm thinking it is because they want to take the ball a little later. 

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