Backhand flick help

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 5 years ago

Debayan Paul

Debayan Paul Asked 5 years ago

Can you illustrate the starting position, ending position, stroke style, contact point, ideal types of serve or returns to play a backhand banana flick (Fan Zhendong's backhand flick) from various positions like from the inside of the board, quite or far away from the table?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Debayan,

Take look at the tutorial on the Backhand Sidespin Flick.  This will show you the mechanics of the stroke.

You can use this against a short serve with various spins, even backspin.  If the ball goes longer off the table then you can use the Backhand Topspin Off Backspin stroke.

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Johan B

Johan B Posted 5 years ago

On a somewhat related note, what do you think makes Ma Long's banana flick so ineffective compared to the other top Chinese?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

I think it is just that the rest of his game is strong so that it sets him up for the next ball well.

Johan B

Johan B Posted 5 years ago

Pretty sure you missed a negation somewhere in my question Alois... :)

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