A strange problem...

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 1 year ago

Bru Boni

Bru Boni Asked 1 year ago

Hi Alois and Jeff,

thank you for this great site to improve our table tennis skills! I played my last tournament in 1964 when I was at high school. After 55 years I bought a table to start playing with my grandchildren. Following your advice in a short time I have improved a lot, with the help of a home made return board and a simple robot built with 2 motors, a plastic basket and some pipes I had in my lab. However, I have a strange problem with my forehand: the one direct on the right (long line) is quite satisfactory, but the crossed one doesn't work, very often the ball goes into the net or out, the only difference is that I hit the ball a little more in front of the body to send it crossed to the left. I understand that it is difficult without videos, but do you have any ideas?

Ciao from Italy.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 year ago

Hi Bru,

 Welcome back to the game. It great that you are enjoying playing again.

It us difficult to tell without a video but… Try to keep your hand relaxed when you change direction.  Often players will tighten their hand and curve the hand towards the wrist.  Try to keep your wrist open. 

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