No forehand

Table Tennis Training and Drills

Last updated 6 years ago

steve knütter

steve knütter Asked 6 years ago

hi, my Problem is to use the forehand. When I Play forehand Topspin, backspin or others in Training, it is not a Problem.

In a match I only Play backhand (Long pimples). I´m unable to make a Point with forhand. What can I do in Training?

thank you   steve


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Steve,

When training get your partner to put the ball all over the table and make sure that when the ball is on your forehand court you need to play forehand all the time.

Then play some practice matches where you set yourself the goal of playing forehands when the ball is in your forehand half.


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Mark Jung

Mark Jung Posted 6 years ago

I started out long pips BH inverted FH, and had the same problem. I was comfortable with the long pips, and they became a crutch. What fixed it was getting a double inverted setup. Suddenly the backhand didn't instantly return everything to wherever I wanted for free, so I could no longer just return left->right->left->right....->smash. Suddenly it was better to attack with BH than to push/block, and I eventually found that if I was going to be attacking anyways, the FH is way more powerful.

 

Thus my suggestion is switch to double inverted for a while, then come back when your go-to attack is forehand.


steve knütter

steve knütter Posted 6 years ago

thank you Alois and Mark. I will try both ways in next time. I let you know about the results

 


D K

D K Posted 6 years ago

I also had this habit-but I have very quickly learned that I cannot rely only on longpips.

But I realised that it is not good.

It is GOOD to BE ABLE TO DO IT,but it is BAD to BE ABLE TO DO ONLY THIS.

I can also play with only forehand or only backhand.

I am not saying I am good,but I can control both sides equally



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