Grip and pressure change

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

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D K Asked 6 months ago

Greetings PingSkills team,

today I had a great training and I went deeper into controlling my grips etc.
I found out that I actually need to perform a slight,very slight change between grips for my forehand and backhand chops,as I realised that there can be some additional support needed by pressing the fingers with certain power into the certain point.
I tested many things and I found out that I seemingly can affect my strokes and sometimes I could produce effective strokes even when seriously off position.

Alois,Jeff,what knowledge do you have on this?
Explicitly said,on the effects of pressure of certain fingers,their exact location etc?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 months ago

Hi Dan,

This is something that I am still experimenting with a lot.  I think you need to find what is comfortable for you.  Initially for a beginner I think you can keep a fairly neutral grip with even pressure on the bat.  As you develop you will find subtle changes that can work for you as well.

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D K Posted 6 months ago

Yea,for example I found out that for chopping,I must hold the racket as exactly at the bottom edge as possible.
That supports power absoprtion but makes the tip of the bat a bit more fragile,as it is now too far from the support,especially with my heavy rubber and oversized blade.

Rajdeep Paul

Rajdeep Paul Posted 3 weeks ago

dan, I even also do the same.

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