Forehand block

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 7 years ago

Andrej Koralewski

Andrej Koralewski Asked 7 years ago

Hi Alois and Jeff,

in some older book on table tennis I read that the best way to block is "pressing down on the ball". This struck me a bit odd, but I tried it and it seemed to work rather well - alas, I found the technique very difficult to learn. When blocking, I usually move the bat forward just a bit, or, against heavier topspin, don't move it at all. What am I to make of this pressing down business?

Many thanks and best wishes,

Andrej


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Andrej,

The pressing down feeling can work.  It covers the spin and gets the ball down on the table.  You still need to move the bat forward a bit as well if you want to get more pace on the ball.


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