Pros jumping while performing forehand flick

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 1 year ago

Jasper Low

Jasper Low Asked 1 year ago

I noticed that some of the pros do a mini jump whenever they are flicking with the forehand. It's like they contact the ball in mid-jump. Why do they need to jump before they flick? And it looks very risky because they could lose their balance after the flick.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 year ago

Hi Jasper,

The are moving quickly to the ball and jumping while doing so.  Their movement is actually very balanced and you will notice they land in a balanced position and are then able to jump back quickly to the next position they require because of the energy that is going through their legs on landing.

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