Online Training Videos
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In this section we will watch online training videos and then list the key points from them.
- Tom Lodziak
Forehand drive - it's an attacking shot, some topspin, mainly when close to the table when ball could be pretty high. Wide leg stance, left foot slightly forward. Rotate from your waist, don't just use the arm, bat starts about waist height. Slightly closed bat height, hit forwards upwards, but with a flattish hit, at the top of the bounce, bat ends in front of your body (but not all the way across your body). Focus on consistency before building power (by accelearting your arm quicker). Practice drills: cross court and down the line, also try from the middle and side.
Teaches for a left hand. Stand one forearm length from the table, stand 30-45 degree angle from the table, twist the upper part of the body backwards, knees bent, racket on level of contact with the ball, move the bat forward and upward, legs knees, hips all move forwards. Shift the weight from the back foot to the front, hit at the top of the bounce at the centre of the bat. the action should end 20-30 cs in front of the face
- Sports and Outdoors
Its a light top spin stroke that produces a low trajectory. Stance - legs slightly more than shoulders apart, knees bent, bent slightly forward. 3 motions - the back swing position, pivot backwards (including upper body), swing forwards, transfer weight from back to front, accelerate forearm on striking the ball. Ensure you follow through, make sure your bat points to where you want the ball to go, don't swing over too far.
Backhand drive, stand one forearm length from table, left leg forward, bend knees, no side movement of torso, backhand is a more controlled stroke, mostly an arm movement, some wrist movement, no major leg movement, hit the ball in the centre, low levels of top spin
Usually played close to table, when ball is high with a little top spin or no spin, wide legs, croaching forward, left foot forward, bat comes down towards waist, then moves up and forward, bat angle slightly closed, bad endes up just to right of body, small amounts of top spin, shot played in front of the chest. Practice for consistency, aim for 10 then 100 backhands without error. Practice cross court then down the line
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