Wrist action

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

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Donald Siegel

Donald Siegel Asked 1 year ago

I was told by quite a number of coaches to use wrist action, probably because I was a tennis player for a long time. But in watching your videos, I see not too much wrist, at least in the beginner and intermediate sections. The wrist seems pretty immobile.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 year ago

Hi Don,

Initially you can keep your wrist relaxed but you don't need to move it through a bigger range of motion.

As your strokes improve and your control improves you can start to utilise the wrist through a bigger range of motion to add spin and speed to your strokes.

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Erriza Shalahuddin

Erriza Shalahuddin Posted 1 year ago

I don't think excessive wrist actions should be employed deliberately in most table tennis strokes (perhaps except serves, pushes, and also all backhand strokes, in which wrist plays vital role). It's more like having general relaxed grip and technique to generate necessary acceleration for quality ball

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