Defender vs pen-hold grip players

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

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Someone Anyone

Someone Anyone Asked 1 month ago

Hi,

Pen-holders use more wrist with their forehand. Therefore good backhand chop and forehand chop is much harder to execute. Is there any way to fix that?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 month ago

Hi,

I think the main limiting factor for Penholders chopping is utilising both sides of the racket and also the reach especially on the backhand side.

I have seen a couple of players do this successfully but if you are thinking of chopping emptying the shake hand grip is probably easier.


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Someone Anyone

Someone Anyone Posted 1 month ago

When defender chops, pen-hold players attack the ball much easier. is there any improvement for defender?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 1 month ago

Hi,

Sorry, I misunderstood your question.  Penholders can tend to get more spin on their forehands.  They are limited with their backhands against chop so I would target their backhand side.  That may also mean going wide into their forehand side first so that you can get them to play the next ball with their backhand.



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