My backhand reflexes in a game

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 3 years ago

Pranava Balugari

Pranava Balugari Asked 3 years ago

Hey guys, I started playing this game 3-4 months back. i recently subscribed to your pingskills site.

I am practicing forehand/backhand counterhit shots to get my shots right. I do okay in practice. In a match situation my backhand reflex is not that great and to return i am trying to move my body too much to hit that ball with my forehand. Obviously my next return to my opponents next stroke is impossible as i am too far from the left side of table.  Is there a technique I could get proper reflexes?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 years ago

Hi Pranava,

Reflexes, anticipation and position are often mistaken.  It sounds like you are almost anticipating a forehand and getting yourself into that position which is making playing a backhand more difficult for yourself.

Take a look at our lesson on Improving Your Reflexes which will show you what I am talking about a bit clearer.


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Pranava Balugari

Pranava Balugari Posted 3 years ago

Yeah will have a look at it. Thanks Alois

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 years ago

We also discussed your question on the latest podcast Show #289 - Match Play hopefully we got your name right in the end...

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