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I recently rewatched your video on both the hook and the fade variations of the FH topspin.
On the fade shot, could you please elaborate on the technique - in particular the start and finish positions.
I've been working on this shot for the last few sessions and while I am improving in terms of consistency and placement, I don't think I'm generating much sidepsin at all because the ball does not curl in the air.
It is all about the angle of your wrist and the contact on the ball. It is difficult to curve it as much as with the hook because you can't get the angle of the wrist.
Work on the contact. I find it is also helpful to move your body away from the ball on contact as well to add more movement to the bat.
You may want to just get the feel of the contact by bouncing and hitting the ball yourself. Don't try to hit it on the table, just get up one end of the court and get it to curve to the other end.
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