Backhand Penhold

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 5 years ago

Georgi Stoyanov

Georgi Stoyanov Asked 5 years ago

How to attack on backhand while playing with penhold grip?? ^^ 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Georgi,

There are a couple of ways to do this.

First you can use the forehand side of your racket. Start with your bat close to your left knee and then swing up and forward to make the attacking backhand stroke.  You need a little more space for the penhold compared to the shakehand but it is possible.

The other way is to uses the reverse side of the racket and do the Reverse Penhold Backhand (RPB).  This si a stroke that most penholders are now developing.  It can be awkward because of the angle of the racket, but if you loosen your fingers slightly you will be able to achieve the right angle of the racket and make the stroke.  We show you this in our lesson on Penhold Techniques for Table Tennis.


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Johan B

Johan B Posted 5 years ago

Also look for videos of Wang Hao on YouTube if you go for RPB!


Georgi Stoyanov

Georgi Stoyanov Posted 5 years ago

Thanks Alois



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