Korean backhand push in penhold

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 11 years ago

Harikrishnan U

Harikrishnan U Asked 11 years ago

Hi alois and jeff!.i dont get a effective korean push.my friend easily smashes it ,what can i do?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 years ago

Hi Hari,

Not sure what you mean by a Korean push. 

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Ji-Soo Woo

Ji-Soo Woo Posted 11 years ago

Well, generally speaking, if you want to stop someone smashing away your shot easily, you need to keep your shot lower and with more backspin.  The easiest thing to try and change is just the angle of your racquet face on contact.  If it's popping up, you might try closing your racquet angle more.  Try putting some sidespin on your pushes.  Those penhold sidespin pushes can be VERY tricky to return.

Harikrishnan U

Harikrishnan U Posted 11 years ago

Sir,by korean push i meant the traditional penhold backhand korean japanese push or you can tell,the forehand side used in backhand in penhold

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 11 years ago

I think Ji-Soo has some good advice for you there Hari.

gian crispino

gian crispino Posted 11 years ago

yeah i agree with ji-soo. add some variety in your pushes. add some sidespin, backspin, vary the speed, placement, etc. try it and let us know if its effective.

Harikrishnan U

Harikrishnan U Posted 11 years ago

Thanks for all your comments friends.i tried the backhand push with sidespin as ji-soo said,it works out,my opponent could not face it.thank you ji-soo

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