Flicking Problems

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

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ishaan shrivastava

ishaan shrivastava Asked 11 years ago

Sir

i had not been playing for 2 months. After i resumed playing, i saw that most of my flicks go directly into the net and i lose the point. This causes me to lose extremely easy matches. Please help me out of this.

Ishaan


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 years ago

Hi Ishaan,

Flicking can be a matter of timing.  When you have had a short break your timing may be a little out.  Give yourself some time to readjust.  You may be rushing.  Try waiting for the ball to be at the top of its bounce so that it is high enough for you to flick well. 


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ishaan shrivastava

ishaan shrivastava Posted 11 years ago

thanks mister alois,

 

it has really helped me in a million ways 


kathy mckelvey

kathy mckelvey Posted 6 years ago

Really enjoy your weekly tips regarding pingskills.


Igor Poletaev

Igor Poletaev Posted 6 years ago

Hi Alois!

Do I understand it properly that if the incoming ball with a lot of backspin is going to bounce rather low (not higher the rand of the net), then make the flip or flick is not the best way to stroke such ball?

Thank you!


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Yes that is right Igor.  It is harder to flick if there is a lot of backspin.  You are better off using the push.


Igor Poletaev

Igor Poletaev Posted 6 years ago

Thank you very much for your answer!


kathy mckelvey

kathy mckelvey Posted 6 years ago

I use the push stroke most of the time, it works though I guess I need to learn to have more variation expecially when there is criticism that I push too often.  I tend to hold back trying various strokes such as the flick! I  can smash with my backhand occasionally which appears to be instinctive.  I do have a difficult time  trying to master the chop ,  is the chop a more advanced stroke which takes more time to learn!!  I watch your videos,  still have a difficult time getting the correct angle of the bat.  thank's.


Igor Poletaev

Igor Poletaev Posted 6 years ago

Hi Kathy!

If you want to try more variations, watch please this lesson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lkrPcLsrt8 from the 16th minute of the video. Here Chinese children are training the receive of a backspinned ball. Unfortunately, all the comments are in Chinese, but the actions are quite understandable. They push the ball right forward with a little bit opened bat, without countering its backspin. I use to practice this receive from time to time, and you know what? It works! And sometimes my opponent don't know exactly how to play after such my stroke.

Good luck!

 


Johan B

Johan B Posted 6 years ago

Hmm, that looks a lot like my forehand side swipe return :D People hate it so much.


Igor Poletaev

Igor Poletaev Posted 6 years ago

That's it, Johan! I mean the reaction of your opponents. :)


Johan B

Johan B Posted 6 years ago

Making people block into the net because the ball has almost pure sidespin or even some backspin ... Fun.


kathy mckelvey

kathy mckelvey Posted 6 years ago

Thank you all for your interesting comments!!



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