Grip changes between sides

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 5 months ago

Andy Chen

Andy Chen Asked 5 months ago

Happy Holidays Coach Alois:

I am a shakehand, looping attacker (1,205) that play 3 ~ 4 times a week 

sometimes, i don't have enough time switching grip from fh to bh (and vice versa)

QUESTION

1)  is it possible to use SAME grip for fh and bh and continue to grow my game?

2)  do you think it's possible i might be standing too close to the table (after service or top-spin exchange)? 

Thank you, 

Andy Chen 

Sacramento, CA 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 months ago

Hi Andy,

If you are having problems switching because of the grip then you need to find something that is more neutral.  It doesn't have to be exactly the same but it needs to be close enough soo that you can adjust quickly enough for a fast ball to either side.

It probably isn't an issue of how slow you are standing because it sounds like you are worrying more about the grip change.

Keep the racket lighter in your hand and allow that subtle adjustment between the two sides.


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