Wristy backhand

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 4 years ago

Grenville Pereira

Grenville Pereira Asked 4 years ago

Hi Alois/Jeff

I sometimes use the backhand with just a wrist action similar to the back hand side spin flick when the ball is half long and also from deep of the table as well.

I use the regular backhand when I play the shot slight away from the table and away.

Sometimes I find the wrist shot effective and sometimes difficult to control. What would you recommend for backhand of balls of different lengths. Is this technique fine.

Thanks

Regards

Grenville


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 4 years ago

Hi Grenville,

I think the wrist action is useful especially when you don’t have time to play a full stroke.  When you have a bit more time, add the use of the forearm but certainly when the ball is on you quickly the wrist stroke works well.


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