Table Tennis Blog
For most the forehand topspin is the stronger wing! But why? And how can we make our forehand even better?
Why: Power comes from the ground and with an off square stance we can generate a power motion via force from the ground, given via our back leg to our front leg. The force is used to pushed and generate force in a forward motion which enables us to generate extra power when using our forehand.
We are able to rotate from the hip because we have an off square stance and our ability to twist gives the forehand another movement-motion towards catapulting the stroke.
We can clearly see the ball at all times, even when contact is made unlike the backhand. The contact point (on the backhand) is unseen due to the angle and position of the bat which is in front of our body. Lastly the forehand has a much higher velocity due to the length of arm stretched out compared to the backhand having to go across our chest (shorter length) making the velocity less.
How can we make our forehand even better?
Experiment with your forehand try to learn all the variations. Turn and play a forehand from the backhand side, hook, fade and counter topspin...
Watch the best and try to implement a forehand that suits you.
Written by Eli Baraty
eBaTT (Eli Baraty Academy of Table Tennis)
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