Non playing hand position

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 7 years ago

Sasi K

Sasi K Asked 7 years ago


Is there a perfect/professional position for the non-playing hand? I am a right-hander who keeps the left hand fully open (at chest level), and that looks a bit odd when I recorded a video for the first time. I have never seen 'myself' play before! Please advise. 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Sasi,

Try to keep your hand balanced.  This usually means having it up in front of you almost like a robots arm position.  This will help to balance your body.

If you have your arm down by your side that side of your body will not be helping you with the stroke and will limit your ability to generate power.

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Johan B

Johan B Posted 7 years ago


The part about Liu Shiwen is gold

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