Forehand Topspin movement on pivot

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 9 years ago

Manuel Körner

Manuel Körner Asked 9 years ago

Hi Alois and hi dear pingskills team!

Wow, long time ago since last message, i have trained a lot and i still have fun at playing :D 

So i think i´m much better now, because yesterday i got the chance to play my debut - matches at the second league not the first one - against the leader of charts. Yep i lost my games because of several mistakes, but my matches were ok, i did some good points and i got a really great chance to play there and i´m happy with that :D

Now i want to improve myself again on forehand, my forehand is still the biggest problem i have. My coach told me that everytime i play forehand topspin ball (especially from backhand to opponents backhand corner) that my shoulder is too much in front and it feels really cramped if i do a forehand topspin ball. So should i keep on trying? or have you got some tricks or some gymnastics to improve this really bad movement? I know it´s nearly same question as last time, but i would be really happy if you can help me with that problem.

Greetings from austria again, Manuel :D

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Manuel,

Good to hear from you again.

I think the movement can be improved.  Take a look at this video response to the forehand pivot. Forehand Pivot Footwork

When you get to the correct foot position think about making a small waist movement which will get your left side out of the way and you will feel less cramped.

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Manuel Körner

Manuel Körner Posted 9 years ago

Oh i see, i´ve never tried this "shuffle step" , Jeff got much more better angle than my cramped movement, really good video. :D

Thanks a lot for your answer Alois, i keep on trying and i´m sure this new movement will help me a lot! :D



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

No problems at all.  Good to hear it has helped.

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