how to include hip rotation in forehand strokes?

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venkatesh a

venkatesh a Asked 11 years ago

I use penhold grip. When I play forehand strokes, I use only forehand snap for speed. How to make a habit to do hip rotation and weight transfer? Any tips to practise hip rotation and make it part of forehand strokes?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 years ago

Hi Venkatesh,

You will need to practice this slowly at first.  In training, you can just play some slow forehands and start to incorporate the hips slightly.  It is just a little extension of the rest of your body, it is not a separate movement.

Even when you are doing your forehand to forehand warm up work on this skill.

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Hari Krishnan

Hari Krishnan Posted 11 years ago

Even iam a penholder and i have the same problem

mat huang

mat huang Posted 9 years ago

try doing dry counter hits wih hip and then try for loop. It's easier

Erriza Shalahuddin

Erriza Shalahuddin Posted 1 month ago

Hi all, currently I'm having a similar question. Rather than asking a new question, I searched for old questions and stumbled into this discussion 

If I'm about to practice body rotation in basic FH counterhit drill, should I do it a liiiiiitle bit further away from table, or close to the table?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 1 month ago

Hi Erriza,

Glad that you are looking into this and found this previous thread. You don’t need to be any further back. Just use a small rotation. 

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