Where to stand

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Last updated 8 years ago

Samuel Dumfarht

Samuel Dumfarht Asked 8 years ago

Hey.

If I stand in my backhand side as I am receiving,it often leaves me in an uncomfortable situation.
If the ball comes deep on my backhand side then I have difficulty to pivot and make the forehand stroke.
Personally I find myself more comfortable to stand in the middle which according to me creates a balance between my backhand and forehand strokes and I can execute them with ease.  I can then also pivot if I have time to make a shot.
Please tell me whats better and why.

Thank You !


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Samuel,

Stay in the middle if that feels more comfortable for you.  This will give you a better balance to cover the table.  Only players with extreme preferences for their forehand should stand right over in their backhand corner.


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Samuel Dumfarht

Samuel Dumfarht Posted 8 years ago

Yes,When I took position on my backhand to play Forehand,I felt something was not right about my game and I lost the "balance" and footwork to cover balls bouncing away from me on the table surface.
Thanks for answering.


Harsh anonymouse

Harsh anonymouse Posted 8 years ago

I ALWAYS STAY ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE OPPONENT.IF HE IS ON MY LEFT THEN I STAY ON MY RIGHT SIDE. AS WE ALL SEE THAT MOST PEOPLE ALWAYS SERVES DIAGNOLY . WHAT IS MY DISADVATAGE IN THIS POSITION????¿?

 

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

This is a good idea because the natural angle is across court for players.  There is no real disadvantage for doing this.



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