Pros jumping while performing forehand flick

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 10 months ago

Jasper Low

Jasper Low Asked 10 months 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 10 months 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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