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Hi Alois and Jeff!
In the forehand counterhit tutorial video Alois stresses how important it is that the bat's whole face should be facing towards where the player wants the ball to go.
I just wanted to make sure I get one thing right. To make the bat's whole face look toward the point the ball should go to, the player should extend their wrist a little. So the wrist and the forehand are at an angle to each other (but not as in the wrist adduction/abduction angle). Is my understanding correct?
You can get the bat direction to face the correct way with a rotation of the body as well.
Get the wrist to move backwards, or wrist extension to get the bat to face directly towards where you want the ball to go.
Even with the rotation of the body, sometimes the wrist movement will help. The wrist extension is particularly important for the shorter forehand push but can also be used for the counterhit.
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